Woollahra Libraries

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Woollahra Council has three fantastic libraries for you to enjoy. Woollahra Library at Double Bay, Paddington and Watsons Bay Libraries. 

Woollahra Library at Double Bay

Double Bay’s landmark library and community hub has been cleverly designed over three levels. From quiet study nooks, to interactive kid zones and buzzing event spaces, the Library combines the latest technology with a range of exciting programs and services.

This library isn’t just about books – there’s a Secret Garden, the Beehive for arts and crafts, interactive floor projection games and even a slippery dip! This three storey next-generation space was designed to expand those little imaginations and the children’s area on level 1 was built for fun (the quiet zones are way up on level 3!).

Paddington Library

In the heart of Paddington, this Library is open 7 days per week (Sunday’s as a trial period until January 2020) with a Story Time on the last Sunday of the month.

Watsons Bay Library

Set on the beautiful Sydney Harbour, with a café next door and a park at the front door, this is a library to come and spend a lovely morning in. You are welcome to join this community at the extremely popular Rhyme Time on Thursdays at 10.30 and 11.00am and Story Time on Tuesdays at 10.30am.

Children’s Program

Check out this fabulous children’s program (visit the website for dates and times):

Story Time (3-5 years)

A free program for preschool children. With a different theme each week, these sessions incorporate songs, rhymes and a craft activity which helps to promote reading readiness.

Weekend Story Time (3-5 years)

For those of you who can’t make it during the week, there is a monthly weekend story time at:

Woollahra Library at Double Bay – second Saturday of the month 10.30am

Paddington Library - last Sunday of the month 10.30am

Rhyme Time (0-2 years)

A free, fun and an interactive program designed for babies. These weekly sessions combine rhymes, singing, dancing and musical instruments

Book Babies (0-18 months)

This free program is for babies (0 to 18 months) and their parents will explore a featured book one-to-one between parent and child. This program focuses on early literacy and will include stories, rhymes, songs and finger-play. Woollahra Library at Double Bay - Monday 2:30pm

Coding with Cubetto (4-6 years)

Learn basic screenless coding and problem solving skills using our friendly looking wooden Robot, called Cubetto. Woollahra Library at Double Bay - last Thursday of the month, 4.00pm

Mini Makers Club (school aged children) 

Mini Makers Club is a fun filled program for school-age children held once a month at each Woollahra Libraries service point.

Each session is designed to provide a fun way to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, and runs for just under an hour. Bookings are required.

School Holidays

Get the kids out of the house, entertained and educated! Every school holidays offers a range of exciting activities for school aged children of various ages.

The Details

Woollahra Library at Double Bay, Level 1, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay
Phone: 9391 7100
Parking: Street parking available in Kiaora Rd or New South Head Rd. Under cover secure parking available in the parking station off Kiaora Rd near Woolworths.

Paddington Library, Paddington Town Hall, 247 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW 2021
Phone: 02 9391 7988
Parking: Street parking available in Oatley Road and surrounds. Under cover secure parking available at 1A Newcombe Street, just off Oxford Street.  

Watsons Bay Library, The Tea Gardens, 8 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay NSW 2030
Phone: 02 9391 7999
Parking: Plenty of street parking available in surrounding streets. 


For more information send them an email - [email protected] or  visit the website.  

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