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 Service updates 

As per current regulations, it's recommended that all visitors (over 12 years of age)wear a mask while visiting our Library and Knowledge Centres. Together we help stop the spread of the virus and keep each other safe.

For a full list of changes to Council services due to the pandemic, click here.

Seniors Festival

Our libraries are hosting a wide range of events, from Bingo to Bus Tours, during Canterbury-Bankstown's Seniors Festival. Find out more on the Seniors Festival page.

News at the libraries!

Our physical newspaper collection has reopened.

You can read daily newspapers such as the Daily TelegraphSydney Morning Herald and The Australian at all nine libraries. Community language newspapers are also available. 

For now, newspapers will be kept behind the library front counters, so please  show your library card and request your favourite from our staff. We recommend wearing a mask when reading and handling newspapers.

For more, speak to our friendly staff behind the counter or call 9789 9423

Opening hours for all branches

You can browse our collections, sit in our study rooms, take advantage of free WiFi and use our computers across all nine branches.  We are a COVID-safe workplace, so social distancing and hygiene measures still apply and  the number of people allowed at each branch and in each quiet room depends on the size of the library. ​​ 

 Bankstown Library

  • Monday to Friday: 9.30am-8pm ​
  • Saturday: 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday: 1-4pm

Campsie Library

  • Monday to Friday: 9.30am-8pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday: 2-5pm

Earlwood  Library

  •  ​​Monday & Thursday: 9.30-8pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday​: 9:30am-5pm

Greenacre Library

  • Monday to Friday: 9:30am-5pm

Chester Hill,  Lakemba, Panania and Riverwood Libraries

  • Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9.30am-8pm
  • Wednesday & Friday 9.30am-5pm
  • Saturday 10am-1pm

Padstow Library

  • Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9.30am-8pm
  • Wednesday & Friday 9.30am-5pm
  • Saturday 10am-1pm

All branches closed on 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.​

Programs Now on in Your 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.

It's easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. Visit our online library catalogue or call 9789 9423  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. 

Using computers and printers

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.

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 us  or phone 9789 9423 and follow the prompts. Click on "Locations and Memberships" below to find your local branch contact details.

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