Lane Cove Library Limited Reopening Monday 1 June 2020

Lane Cove Council operate two libraries in the area – Lane Cove Library, located on Library Walk, at Market Square; 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.

The NSW Public Health Orders now permit Libraries to re-open.  However, due to crowd restrictions and the four sq m spacing requirements, it will be a while before libraries can resume their normal operations.   

Steps to Take Before You Visit

From Monday 1 June 2020 you can visit the Lane Cove Library to click and collect.  They will be open Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 3:00 pm.  Greenwich Library will remain closed but the return shute is open.

Before visiting the library to click and collect, you must:

The Library Return Chutes are working and this is the best way to return a library book.

Conditions of Entry

  • To enter the Library, you must book a 30 minute visit or phone 9911 3634.
  • Do not enter the Library if you are unwell, even if only experiencing mild symptoms
  • Sanitise your hands on entry
  • Practice social distancing (1.5m) at all times
  • Access to Library collections will be restricted. Please use Click & Collect options available on the website or phone the library
  • There will be no access to public PCs and printing/copying
  • Study rooms and meeting rooms are not available
  • Treat staff with respect and follow their instructions

Please be patient as the Library staff slowly transition back to normal library services and hours.  If you have any questions email the library here.

Other Services

Library To Your Door, a home delivery service for library resources and the Home Library Service will continue as normal.

Library To Your Door does not offer refunds. Please contact Lane Cove Library on 9911 3634 or by email if you wish to discuss your delivery.

You can access eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines online.

Willoughby City Council Libraries

From 1 June 2020, Willoughby City Council will be offering library members a free Click and Collect service at Chatswood Library.

Library members can reserve up to 10 items online and will be notified via email when the items are ready for collection. Chatswood Library will be open only for “Click and Collect” Monday to Friday, from 10 am to noon, 2 pm to 4 pm and Thursday evenings 5 – 7 pm (excluding public holidays).

The library won’t be open for general visits. All other branch libraries remain closed.

Email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Lane Cove Library Background

Lane Covians love their books and their libraries. The Lane Cove Library “has the highest borrowing rate per capita in NSW – this has been the case since 2002/03.

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.

Lane Cove Library Contact Details

Monday – Friday  9:30am – 3:00pm

Library Walk

Lane Cove NSW 2066

Phone: 9911 3634

Email:  [email protected]

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