Library and Knowledge Centres

Library and Knowledge Centres
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Find out everything you need to know about our libraries and knowledge centres, and other learning facilities across the city. Library & Knowledge Centres Find out everything you need to know about our libraries and knowledge centres, and other learning facilities across the city.  

​​​​​​​​​​​COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS: Service updates - as of Monday 21 September 2020

The re-opening of full library services at all nine branches stages will be reviewed periodically. For your safety, all returned books are quarantined for at least 36 hours before they are shelved or loaned out again.

Opening hours for all branches

Front desk services are available on a limited basis.​​

The numbers of people allowed at each branch will depend on the size of the library while adhering to the rule of a maximum number of people per 4sq m. 
 Bankstown and Campsie Libraries​

  • Mon - Thurs - 9.30am-8pm. 
  • Fri​ - 9.30am-5pm. ​

Earlwood and Greenacre Libraries​

  • ​​Mon-Fri​ - 9:30am-5pm.

Chester Hill,  Lakemba, Padstow, Panania and Riverwood Libraries    
Mon & Thurs - 9:30am-8pm.

  • Tues, Wed & Fri​ - 9.30am-5​pm.

All branches closed on weekends & public holidays.

Library eResources​ 

Resources available through the eLibrary continue to operate as normal and are available 24/7. Access a  range of online services here.​

​​​​​​​​Browsing of library collections

Browsing of collections across all nine branches. There will be no access to physical newspapers.

The click and collect service will continue across all nine branch libraries.

Click and Collect​​

Our Click and Collect service lets you reserve your favourite resources, including books, magazines and DVDs, over the phone or online, before arranging a time for pickup.

It's easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. Visit our online library catalogue​ or call 9707 9932  to reserve items;
  2. We'll contact you  (via text, email or phone call) to let you know your items are ready to pickup;
  3. All that's left to do is collect your items!​ 

Please bring your ID with your photo and current address in case your card has expired recently; w​e can renew it for you when we view your ID. 

HSC Study Sessions​

Bankstown Library
These free sessions  are available on Mon  and Thurs nights, 4-8pm​.​

From 6 Oct - 9 Nov, HSC study spaces will be available Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs nights, 4-8pm.
Lakemba Library
Sessions will be available on Tuesday 13, 20 and 27 October. 

​​Bookings are essential – book here.  
Students can also take advantage of the general study areas available in each library. Check the hours above for late night sessions.​

Using computers, printers and meeting spaces

Computing and printing facilities will be available at all nine branches with a time limit of up to 2 hours per session. Please contact your local library for availability and book before attending to avoid disappointment.

Study spaces and free Wi-Fi access  are available. All usage must strictly observe the one person per 4sqm rule.

For more information, call your local branch​.

24/7 return chutes

The 24-hour return chutes remain active at Bankstown, Campsie, Chester Hill, Lakemba and Riverwood libraries. ​Otherwise returns can be processed manually at all branches. Returns are quarantined for 24 hours before processing.

Library COVIDSafe Plan​

This plan outlines what we are doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 with the health and safety of staff and customers in mind, as well as what you can do to assist us. You can see the plan here »​​

Contact us

For general queries and feedback, please contact via email at or phone 9707 9932 and follow the prompts. Click on "Locations and Memberships" below to find your local branch contact details.



eResources eLibrary is convenient and easy to use. It's available 24/7, and delivered straight to your computer, smart phone, iPad, tablet, iPod or MP3 player.
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Programs and events calendar and events calendarThere are ongoing programs as well as unique events which take place across the libraries that your Council provides.
Library services servicesWe provide a host of services through our Library Services, including computer training, language classes, homework assistance and much more.
Locations and memberships and membershipsCity of Canterbury Bankstown proudly provides a range of library and knowledge centres across the local area.
Online Catalogue CatalogueWe have full access to all of our library’s collections online, so that you can easily browse from the comfort of your own home.
Collections out about what our library and knowledge centres offer.
Local & Family History & Family HistoryOur libraries help make researching your family history easy, providing access to free material to help trace your family tree. Also includes our Watson Anzac website, commemorating the ANZAC Centenary.
Student resources resourcesThe libraries provided by City of Canterbury Bankstown are ideal for students. Read about what you can access.