New Lane Cove Library Hours

The Lane Cove Library has new extended opening hours.  These extended opening hours reflect the popularity of the Library as a facility enjoyed by the whole community.

Lane Cove Library is a busy place.  It has one of the highest lending rates in NSW.  Lane Cove Library is a cultural and community place where residents can borrow books, enjoy workshops and obtain information.

Lane Cove Library Hours

The new hours are:

Monday – Thursday:   9:30 am – 9:00 pm

Friday – Saturday:  9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday:  9:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Lane Cove Council has advised ITC they are looking at ways to fund extended opening hours on Sunday.  Sunday is a very popular day for HSC and University students to study a the library.

The funding will not come from the NSW State Government. Local Government NSW (LGNSW) President Linda Scott released a press statement last week claiming:

The 2018/19 State Budget included a $25.2 million cut to the grants and subsidies that enable local government to provide local infrastructure and services. Funding to public libraries has been slashed by 18 per cent. Public libraries in NSW already receive the lowest per capita support of all Australian states.This NSW State Budget sees library funding plummeting to record low levels.


An investment in public libraries is an investment in the educational, social, cultural and economic outcomes of local communities. Research has shown that every dollar invested in public libraries returns $4 to community.

Lane Cove Council operate two libraries in the area – Lane Cove Library; and the other being Greenwich Library, on Greenwich Road. There is a third library in the area, West Chatswood Library, which is located on Mowbray Road, next to Mowbray Eatery.


Photo courtesy of the Sydney Then & Now Facebook page
Lane Cove Library in 1970 and today. Photo courtesy of the Sydney Then & Now Facebook page

The current Lane Cove Library was officially opened in July 2010, and is quite a drawcard for those living ITC. It has a fab ‘Junior Library’, with endless books, dvd’s etc, and two very cool, and highly coveted, red leather circular reading pods.


The Lane Cove Library also hosts a large range of events, including Knit-ins;  Writers in Residence Group; history talks; computer training for seniors; and their very popular Book Sales.    The library is also a great place for HSC studies.  They hold regular HSC study nights with PIZZA.

The Local Studies section of the Library is terrific.  They hold some really fascinating workshops.  If you need to know any Lane Cove history they will help you hunt it down. If you want to know the history of your Lane Cove home they will help you find out all about it. Read how here.

Always community focused, the library operates a ‘Home Library Service’, which delivers library items to housebound local residents and their carers, and also visits local nursing homes and retirement villages.

Shorelink Library Network – Celebrating 35 Years!

Conveniently, Lane Cove Library is a member of the Shorelink Library Network, which allows members to borrow books from some of the other libraries in Sydney’s Lower North Shore – Manly, Mosman, and North Sydney (Stanton) Libraries.

Through Shorelink you are  able to access a wide range of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eComics from the Shorelink Digital Library.

To celebrate Shorelink’s 35th Anniversary the Shorelink Libraries are collecting your stories about why you love your Library.

Drop into Lane Cove or Greenwich Libraries to pick up a postcard and share your story. There are weekly prizes.

Wireless Printing now available at Lane Cove Library

You can now print PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Image files while connected to the “Lane Cove Library” wireless network. Log in to Web-Submitv with your Lane Cove Library card, follow the prompts on the screen and collect your print job from the Copy Room. Standard printing charges apply.

Lane Cove Literary Awards 2018 Now Open

The 2018  Lane Cove Literary Awards are now open and entries close on 22 August 2018. Further details here.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Short Story Prize– $2,000
  • Theatre Script Prize – $1,500
  • Poetry Prize – $1,500

The following additional prizes may be awarded:

  • The Burns Bay Bookery Youth Prize (16-24 years) – $500
  • The Baytree by Ardency Senior Prize (65+ years) – $500
  • Rebecca Mitchell Stone Real Estate Resident Short Story Prize – $500
  • Len Wallis Audio Resident Theatre Script Prize – $500
  • Lane Cove Library Resident Poetry Prize – $500

Greenwich Libray

Located at 48 Greenwich Road, Greenwich Library is a small branch library, which is open from Tuesday – Saturday. It also offers some events throughout the year, along with school holiday craft sessions.

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Cover Photo Source:  Lane Cove Council