About Woollahra Libraries

    How many libraries does Woollahra have?

    We have three libraries located in Double Bay, Paddington and Watsons Bay. 

    The former Local History Centre based in Sherbrooke Hall was integrated into the Woollahra Library at Double Bay in 2016. The combined service is known as Woollahra Libraries.

    What services does Woollahra Libraries currently offer?

    We offer a range of services and programs -- from borrowing print and e-books to 3D printing to book clubs. Visit Woollahra Libraries' website to find out what we have have to offer

    How many people use Woollahra Libraries?

    Woollahra Libraries has over 32,000 members. That's 55 per cent of Woollahra Council residents.

    Across the three libraries, Woollahra Libraries employs 35.89 full time equivalent staff, and is supported by 105 volunteers. 

    How do I join the library?

    Join the library in 4 easy steps:

    1. Read and accept the Conditions of Membership.

    2. Fill in the online registration form.

    3. Visit the library information desk and show a staff member proof of: 
    • your current address (e.g. drivers licence, bank statements, utility bills) 
    • identification (e.g. drivers licence, Medicare card).
    4. Start enjoying our libraries!

    How can I volunteer at Woollahra Libraries?

    If you love libraries, people or events and are looking for work experience, or simply wish to give back to the community, then we’d like to hear from you!

    Learn about the variety of roles in our libraries and register your interest.

    Is Paddington Library part of Woollahra Council?

    Paddington Library operates from a City of Sydney building, the Paddington Town Hall. By agreement, Paddington Library operating costs are split 60/40 between Woollahra and City of Sydney Councils.

    How can I have my say?

    You can share your views about the Paddington Library Sunday opening trial by taking our short survey. 

    What happens to the comments I make?

    Your views are important to us. We will record and report your feedback to Council to help inform the decision-making process, and whether Paddington Library should remain open on Sundays on a permanent basis. 

    What does Council hope to achieve through the consultation process?

    Our goal is to remain a vital part of the Woollahra community by offering services and opportunities that our community wants and needs. We can only achieve this by listening to your ideas and aspirations for the library service.