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Council is proposing to harmonise operating hours across all of its libraries.


About the project

Council reviewed operating hours of its libraries and is proposing some changes to opening hours. This will help to ensure consistency and make it easier for customers to recall library operating hours across the eight libraries in the Inner West.

The table below shows the proposed library operating hours.

Opening days/hours
Branch Libraries – Ashfield, Balmain, Leichhardt, Marrickville
Neighbourhood Libraries – Emanuel Tsardoulias, Haberfield, Stanmore, St Peters
Monday – Wednesday
9am-7.30pm
10am-5.30pm
Thursday
9am-7.30pm
12noon-7.30pm
Friday
9am-5.30pm
10am-5.30pm
Saturday
10am-5pm
10am-4pm
Sunday
10am-5pm
Closed


Should the proposed changes to the opening hours go ahead there will be an increase of 19 operating hours across the service. Libraries would remain open for events that go beyond the proposed opening hours such as author talks.


More Information

View changes to opening hours individual libraries PDF

View Council Business Paper PDF


Have your say

You are invited to provide feedback on the proposal to harmonise library opening hours.

Last day to provide feedback is Sunday 17 March 2019.


What happens next?

The feedback received will be incorporated into an engagement report which will be considered by Council for endorsement. All those who provided feedback will be advised when the policy will be considered by Council. Should the changes be endorsed the new hours will begin in July 2019.

Proposed library operating hours
How likely are you to visit your neighbourhood library on Sundays between 10am and 2pm? Required
Very likely
Likely
Neutral
Not likely
Very unlikely
Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library
Haberfield Library
Stanmore Library
St Peters Library
Which library do you visit the most often? Required
Do you support the proposed changes to Library operating hours? Required
Are you making a submission on behalf of an organisation? Required
Your contact details

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