Bookings are no longer required. Read more.

All Wollongong City Libraries are open.

You no longer need to book your visit, but social distancing and NSW Public Health advice remain in place.

We require you to sign in to the library using are QR code.

Most of our regular services are available with limited programming.

Please contact your local library to confirm available programs.

Our newspaper service is currently suspended

Returns chutes are open 24/7 at all of our libraries.

When you visit the library, things will be slightly different.  Our staff aren't able to work as closely alongside you as we used to, but we are still here to help and keep everyone safe.

  • You will need to check in with your name and contact details (phone number, email or address)
  • This can be done via scanning a QR code with your smart phone or providing these details to staff when you arrive.
  • You will need to use hand sanitiser upon entering the library
  • If you feel unwell, please stay at home. Our eLibrary is available for you to use 24/7.
  • A limited number of people will be permitted in the library at a time to ensure safe physical distancing.
  • To keep you (and us) safe please use our self checkouts to borrow your items. You’ll need your Library card to use the loan kiosks.
  • We’ll have hand sanitiser available to use as you enter the library.
  • Please maintain a 1.5m distance with our staff and other customers as you enjoy the library.
  • There will be screens at our help desks for the safety of our customers and staff.
  • Library programs and social groups are slowly being re-introduced. Visit our website to find a range of online programs .
  • If you need to sit at a table during your visit you will notice there is only one chair per table. To maintain physical distancing we ask that you do not move our furniture around.
  • We don’t have physical copies of newspapers at the moment.
  • If you are photocopying or printing please bring adequate change. EFTPOS is available at some locations..

Yes. Limited numbers (including children) are permitted in the library at any one time.

The health and wellbeing of our library customers and staff is our priority. We have a number of measures in place including:

  • Hand sanitiser and wipes to use while you are in the library.
  • Some items are quarantined for 24 hours before being returned to the shelves.
  • Protective screens in place at service counters.
  • Physical distancing and hygiene measures are in place at all our libraries.

There is limited access to PCs at Corrimal, Dapto, Helensburgh, Thirroul, Warrawong and Wollongong Libraries.

Assistance cannot be provided due to physical distancing.

We have a remote printing service, PrinterOn and photocopying available.

If you cannot access remote printing, there is limited access to PCs at Corrimal, Dapto, Thirroul, Helensburgh, Warrawong and Wollongong Libraries.

Assistance cannot be provided due to physical distancing.

Unfortunately, due to physical distancing requirements we are unable to assist with printing and photocopying.

Library programs and social groups are slowly being re-introduced. See our What's On pages to find a range of online programs .

Under the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 3) 2020, we have to collect personal information from each visitor. You have to provide this information in order to enter the Library. Your information will only be used to allow contact tracing to take place if required.

If you have any questions or concerns, or wish to correct the information you provided, please contact Council by phone on (02) 4227 7111 or by email.

Items are wiped with sanitiser before being returned to circulation. Where this is not possible, items are quarantined for 24 hours.

No, we no longer post reservations in order to release staff for library customer service.

Please visit your library once you have been notified items are ready for pickup.

Please contact your local library for availability.

Yes, WiFi is available at all our libraries.

Yes, you can bring your own device to use in the library.

Please note however that seating will be limited due to physical distancing requirements.

Newspapers are not being made available in our libraries at the moment due to quarantine requirements.

JP services have recommenced at Dapto, Thirroul and Wollongong libraries. Please check the Library Events Calendar for further information.

Alternatively, find a Justice of the Peace in your suburb.

Our website will be updated regularly.

We will also post changes on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Like our pages so you never miss another detail!