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Library

Library frequently asked questions

From Monday 16 February 2021, City of Parramatta Libraries' opening hours are extended.

 

Opening hours

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Parramatta Library

Monday to Friday 9:30am – 8:00pm
Saturday 9:30am – 4:00pm
Sunday 2pm – 5pm
Closed on public holidays

Epping Library

Monday to Thursday 10am – 8pm
Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9:30am – 12:00pm
Sunday 2pm – 5pm
Closed on public holidays

Constitution Hill, Dundas, Ermington Libraries

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10am – 5pm
Thursday 10am – 8pm
Saturday 9:30am – 12:00pm
Closed on Sundays and public holidays

Carlingford

Monday 10am – 7pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 1pm
Closed on Sundays and public holidays

Wentworth Point Community Centre and Library

Monday, Tuesday, Friday 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 10am – 1pm
Thursday 10am – 8pm
Saturday 10am – 1pm
Sunday 2pm – 5pm
Closed on public holidays

Newington Library

Closed

Parramatta Visitor Information Centre

Tuesday – Friday 10am – 3pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm

Local Studies & Family History Library

Tuesday – Friday 10am – 3pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm

Library contact numbers

Library Telephone number
Carlingford Library 9806 5850
Constitution Hill Library 9806 5500
Dundas Library 9806 5960
Epping Library 9806 5843
Ermington Library 9806 5869
Parramatta Library 9806 5159
Wentworth Point Library 9806 8600

COVID-19 safety and hygiene measures

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In line with advice from NSW Health, all visitors and staff are encouraged to wear a face mask when using Council facilities at all times.

The following measures remain a condition of entry of Council libraries:

  • Providing accurate contact details for contact tracing purposes.

Your information will be deleted after 28 days.

  • Hand sanitising and physical distancing

If you are feeling unwell or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have visited a hot-spot in the past 14 days, please do not enter council facilities.

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit the NSW Government's COVID-19 site

You can also read more about how City of Parramatta Council is responding to COVID-19

Library services

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Our libraries offer:

  • computer stations
  • study tables
  • reservations
  • browsing
  • printing
  • Wi-Fi.

In line with NSW Health advice and to protect customers and staff, the number of library visitors may be restricted.

Computers

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Customers can book a computer session for up to 90 minutes. This is limited to one session per person per day. Only one person can use a computer at a time.

Printing and photocopying

Printers and photocopiers are available for use. You can send your document remotely to the printers before your visit.

Watch this step by step guide on how to print a document remotely.

You can also bring your USB to print any documents via the tech kiosk machine.

Charges apply for printing and photocopying. Our libraries are cashless and payment is via Tap and Go EFTPOS only.

Reservations and inter-library loans

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Reservations

You can now reserve up to 10 physical items, plus 10 eBooks or eAudio items on your membership card.

You can reserve items via:

Inter-library loans

If we don’t own the item you can also request it by completing in an inter-library loan form

You will need your library card to collect your loan from the library.

Self-check machines are available at all branch libraries.

Browsing

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In according with NSW Health guidelines, please be mindful of social distancing in the book aisles and always follow the direction of library staff.

Newspapers and magazines

Our local newspaper collection is only available online and when only you are in the library.

You can access newspapers and magazines from around the world in different languages via online newspapers

Study tables

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One-hour sessions are available to pre-book and are limited to one session per person, per day.

Walk-ins are subject to availability. You can call your library branch to pre-book a session.

Membership

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If you’re not already member, you can register online to get temporary membership and then complete full registration when visiting the library.

Visit our membership page to see what is required.

Programs

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Face to face programs has started again.