Feedback: Paddington Library Sunday Opening Trial

Image of people using Paddington Library, sitting at computer terminals and queuing to borrow books.

Woollahra Council has resolved that Sunday opening at Paddington Library, 10am to 4pm continue on a permanent basis as part of the Paddington Library’s standard opening hours from Sunday 5 January 2020.

Read the report to Council (item R3), the minutes of the Finance, Community & Services meeting on 2 December 2019, our press release and our news article (below).

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Due to the popularity of Woollahra Libraries, Council decided to open Paddington Library on Sundays for a 12 month trial, starting in January 2019. The trial will finish at the end of December 2019.

We're pleased that the response to the trial has been favourable, and that a growing number of people are using the library on Sundays.

We would like your feedback on whether we should continue to keep Paddington Library open all weekend, on a permanent basis.

It's easy to have your say. Just fill in the survey below and let us know what you think about the Sunday trial.

Your feedback will help inform Council's decision on whether to keep Paddington Library open on Sundays on a permanent basis after the trial ends.

Woollahra Council has resolved that Sunday opening at Paddington Library, 10am to 4pm continue on a permanent basis as part of the Paddington Library’s standard opening hours from Sunday 5 January 2020.

Read the report to Council (item R3), the minutes of the Finance, Community & Services meeting on 2 December 2019, our press release and our news article (below).

* * * * *

Due to the popularity of Woollahra Libraries, Council decided to open Paddington Library on Sundays for a 12 month trial, starting in January 2019. The trial will finish at the end of December 2019.

We're pleased that the response to the trial has been favourable, and that a growing number of people are using the library on Sundays.

We would like your feedback on whether we should continue to keep Paddington Library open all weekend, on a permanent basis.

It's easy to have your say. Just fill in the survey below and let us know what you think about the Sunday trial.

Your feedback will help inform Council's decision on whether to keep Paddington Library open on Sundays on a permanent basis after the trial ends.

  • Paddington Library to open permanently on Sundays

    4 months ago
    Paddington Library will open every Sunday on a permanent basis from 10am to 4pm, starting 5 January 2020.

    Council approved the new hours at its Finance, Community & Services Committee meeting on Monday 2 December 2019. The decision follows a 12-month trial of Sunday opening hours, which began in January 2019, and a report on community feedback.

    Thank you to everyone who visited Paddington Library during the trial period and who participated in our community survey. An overwhelming majority of respondents expressed support for the Sunday opening to become permanent. Your feedback helped Council make an informed decision.

    Paddington Library will open every Sunday on a permanent basis from 10am to 4pm, starting 5 January 2020.

    Council approved the new hours at its Finance, Community & Services Committee meeting on Monday 2 December 2019. The decision follows a 12-month trial of Sunday opening hours, which began in January 2019, and a report on community feedback.

    Thank you to everyone who visited Paddington Library during the trial period and who participated in our community survey. An overwhelming majority of respondents expressed support for the Sunday opening to become permanent. Your feedback helped Council make an informed decision.


    Woollahra Council manages Paddington Library in conjunction with City of Sydney Council. Paddington Library is located at Paddington Town Hall, 247 Oxford Street. For more information, please call (02) 9391 7988, email library@woollahra.nsw.gov.au or visit: www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/library/visit_us/paddington.