Locations and memberships

Locations and memberships
Photo of foyer of Lakemba Branch Library
City of Canterbury Bankstown proudly provides a range of library and knowledge centres across the local area. Locations membership library Canterbury Bankstown City of Canterbury Bankstown proudly provides a range of library and knowledge centres across the local area.  

​Our libraries are open in accordance with the NSW Government's Public Health Orders.  Please check our library news page for details  and the branch pages below for opening hours.

Due to the changing circumstances around COVID-19, we have cancelled our onsite programs for January and February. Please check back soon for restarting dates. Check out Your Library @ Home  for activities you can do at home.

With the significant increase in COVID-19 cases, we are experiencing some staff shortages and will be reducing our weekday opening hours. All branches will close at 5pm until further notice, other than:

  • Bankstown, which will be open until 8pm Monday to Thursday

  • Chester Hill, which will be open until 8pm on Thursdays

  • Lakemba, which will be open until 8pm on Tuesdays

Due to the ongoing impact the virus is having on staff numbers, we may need to change these hours or close a library branch at short notice. We will post these changes here and on Facebook.

Libraries are not just for books, although we have an extensive collection! We also offer digital resources, computers, classes, activities and more​. Find out what each Library and Knowledge Centre offers by clicking on the links below.

We send out an email newsletter every month-subscribe now to keep up with what's happening in your libraries!

​Library Memberships

Library membership is free and you can even join online. Next time you visit the library, bring your photo ID and proof of name and address to receive your library card.

​​​​​​​​​​​​Under Council's Library Services Policy, which came into effect on 1 July 2018, parents/guardians of children under 12 years of age must remain on library premises. Anyone under 16 years of age must have a parent authority to join the library. For more details, download our Library Services Policy.

Lost cards can be replaced at a cost of $3 with photo ID/ proof of name and address.

Locations and Hours

24-hour return facilities are available at Campsie, Bankstown, Riverwood and Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centres. An after-hours return chute is available at Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre.


Contact details

Current opening hours

Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre

​Phone: 9707 9704
Address: 80 Rickard Road, BANKSTOWN NSW 2200
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Monday to Thursday: 9.30am-8pm

Friday: 9.30am-5pm

Saturday: 10am-4pm

Sunday: 1-4pm

Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre

Phone: 9789 9405
Address: 14-28 Amy Street, CAMPSIE NSW 2194
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Monday to Friday: 9.30am-5pm

Saturday: 10am-4pm

Sunday: 2-5pm

​Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre

​Phone: 9707 9740
Address: 12 Chester Hill Road, CHESTER HILL NSW 2162
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am-5pm

Thursday: 9.30am-8pm

Saturday: 10am-1pm

Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre

Phone: 9789 9417
Address: Corner Homer and William Streets, EARLWOOD NSW 2206
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Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre

​Phone: 9707 9744
Address: Community Place, GREENACRE NSW 2190
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Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre

Phone: 9789 9419
Address: 62 The Boulevarde, LAKEMBA NSW 2195
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Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9.30am-5pm

Tuesday: 9.30am-8pm

Saturday: 10am-1pm

Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre

​Phone: 9707 9747
Address: 132 Cahors Road, PADSTOW NSW 2211
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Panania Library and Knowledge Centre

​Phone: 9707 9737
Address: Corner Tower Street and Anderson Avenue, PANANIA NSW 2213
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Saturday: 10am-1pm

Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre​

Phone: 9707 5436

Address: 80 Kentucky Road, RIVERWOOD NSW 2210
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Little Free Libraries

Hurlstone Park
Canterbury Railway Station
Belmore Railway Station

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week​




Subscribe to Library Enewshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/library-knowledge-centres/locations-memberships/subscribe-to-library-enewsSubscribe to Library EnewsE-News is a great way to keep up-to-date on the latest news and events happening at our Library and Knowledge Centres, conveniently de​livered to your inbox!
Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centrehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/library-knowledge-centres/locations-memberships/earlwood-library-knowledge-centreEarlwood Library and Knowledge CentreEarlwood Library and Knowledge Centre has a plenty of features; extensive collections of books, publications and fantastic programs.
Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centrehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/library-knowledge-centres/locations-memberships/bankstown-library-knowledge-centreBankstown Library and Knowledge CentreAs more than just a library, Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre has a range of facilities and programs, as well as enviable collections.
Campsie Library and Knowledge Centrehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/library-knowledge-centres/locations-memberships/campsie-library-knowledge-centreCampsie Library and Knowledge CentreOur library service has undergone exciting and innovative changes, reflecting the dynamic environment of today's public libraries.
Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centrehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/library-knowledge-centres/locations-memberships/chester-hill-library-knowledge-centreChester Hill Library and Knowledge CentreRead about what you can do at the Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre.
Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centrehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/library-knowledge-centres/locations-memberships/greenacre-library-knowledge-centreGreenacre Library and Knowledge CentreGreenacre Library and Knowledge Centre has continued to grow for over 50 years, and now boasts modern features and extensive collections.
Joining our Library and Knowledge Centreshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/library-knowledge-centres/locations-memberships/joining-our-library-knowledge-centresJoining our Library and Knowledge CentresLibrary membership is free and open to anyone. Find out more about how to apply and what your membership entails here.
Lakemba Libraryhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/library-knowledge-centres/locations-memberships/lakemba-library-knowledge-centreLakemba LibraryLakemba Knowledge Centre is great for development and research for all ages, and of course, a large collection of books and publications.
Little Free Librarieshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/library-knowledge-centres/locations-memberships/little-free-libraryLittle Free LibrariesLittle Free Libraries is an innovative idea which encourages lending with a difference, absolutely free.
Padstow Library and Knowledge Centrehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/library-knowledge-centres/locations-memberships/padstow-library-knowledge-centrePadstow Library and Knowledge CentrePadstow Library and Knowledge Centre has been open since 1959, and in its current existence, it proves itself as a relevant asset to the community.
Panania Library and Knowledge Centrehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/library-knowledge-centres/locations-memberships/panania-library-knowledge-centrePanania Library and Knowledge CentrePanania Library and Knowledge Centre has been open since 1968, and houses an array of key titles and hosts some important programs in the area.
Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centrehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/library-knowledge-centres/locations-memberships/riverwood-library-knowledge-centreRiverwood Library and Knowledge CentreRiverwood Library and Knowledge Centre has a huge collection of items to lend, activities and cultural events to take part in.