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.  

​​​​Click and Collect

Our Click and Collect service allows our members to reserve their favourite resources, including books, magazines and DVDs, over the phone or online, before arranging a time for pickup.

How to use our Click and Collect service

  • Visit our online library catalogue to reserve your favourite items; or

  • Call us on 9789 9423​ to make a reservation;

  • We'll contact you to arrange pickup of your reservations.

It's that easy! Click and collect today.​

Service updates

On Monday 1 June, Bankstown and Campsie Library and Knowledge Centres will reopen to the general public with limited resources available. Access is by booking only. All other library branches will remain closed.
What you can do:

  • Use Council’s new click and collect service across all nine branch libraries;

  • Return books via the 24-hour return chutes at Bankstown, Campsie, Chester Hill, Lakemba and Riverwood libraries. Returns can be processed manually at all other branches;

  • At Campsie and Bankstown libraries, two computers and one photocopy machine will be available by booking only;

  • At Campsie, library meeting rooms will partially reopen for study and free WiFi access, by booking only. All usage must strictly observe the one person per four square metre rule.

From Monday 15 June these services will expand to include:

  • At all branch libraries (except Panania Library), number of computers and photocopy machine will be available by booking only​.​​​

  • All branch libraries (except Panania Library) to partially reopen meeting rooms or spaces for study and free WiFi access, by booking only. All usage must strictly observe the one person per four square metre rule.

  • At Campsie and Bankstown libraries, limited front desk lending services will be made available.

  • Walk-in access will be limited. To ensure you have access to the library and avoid disappointment, please make a booking.

For the safety of all our community members and staff, there will be no access to library collections or browsing of book shelves. All borrowing of books, magazines, DVDs and other library resources will only be available through the click and collect service and the front desk lending service​.  

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

For more information, call 9789 9423.​​

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Your library @ homehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/library-knowledge-centres/your-library-at-homeYour library @ homeJoin in on your library programs while at home, and enjoy all that's on offer, from workshops, storytime sessions, our eLibrary, and more!
eResourceshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/library-knowledge-centres/eresourceseResourcesOur 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.
Library serviceshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/library-knowledge-centres/library-servicesLibrary servicesWe provide a host of services through our Library Services, including computer training, language classes, homework assistance and much more.
Locations and membershipshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/library-knowledge-centres/locations-membershipsLocations and membershipsCity of Canterbury Bankstown proudly provides a range of library and knowledge centres across the local area.
Online Cataloguehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/library-knowledge-centres/online-library-catalogueOnline 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.
Collectionshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/library-knowledge-centres/collectionsCollectionsFind out about what our library and knowledge centres offer.
Student resourceshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/library-knowledge-centres/student-resourcesStudent resourcesThe libraries provided by City of Canterbury Bankstown are ideal for students. Read about what you can access.
Local & Family Historyhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/library-knowledge-centres/local-family-historyLocal & 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.
Programs and events calendarhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/library-knowledge-centres/programs-events-calendarPrograms and events calendarThere are ongoing programs as well as unique events which take place across the libraries that your Council provides.