Lave Cove North Residents – What’s Happening at West Chatswood Library

    West Chatswood Library is the neighbourhood branch of  Willoughby City’s library service.  The library is located at 565 Mowbray Rd W., Lane Cove North

    With plenty of parking in the side streets, a visit to West Chatswood Library avoids parking and traffic hassles.

    Sign up as a member to access a huge range of resources and benefits across Willoughby City Library’s six branches. Membership is free and available to all NSW residents. Simply join by applying online and collect your library card after presenting proof of your name and current address.

    To discover more, visit their website or call West Chatswood Library on 9427 4648 during opening hours.

    Opening Hours

    The Opening Hours are:

    Tuesday 3 pm-7 pm

    Wednesday 2 pm-5 pm

    Thursday 10 am-2 pm

    Saturday 10 am-1 pm

    West Chatswood Library on 9427 4648 during opening hours.

    Foster Your Child’s Love of Reading

    Once young people “catch the reading bug” they’re well on the way to being good readers.  Begin your search for books that excite them by asking West Chatswood Library staff for recommendations.

    For the kids

    Online book reviews and blog sites are also helpful.

    Good reading for kids (a Willoughby City Library resource for book lovers), has news and reviews of the latest children’s literature. Two helpful Australian kids’ book review blog sites are Kids Book Review and Your Kid’s Next Read.

    Premiers Reading Challenge

    Participating in the NSW Premiers Reading Challenge (PRC) is another way to encourage kids to read.  Choose from the many PRC-listed books at West Chatswood Library or request PRC books to be transferred from other Willoughby City Libraries.

    For the teens

    Discovering a ‘Good Read’:  Cultural Pathways to Reading for Australian Teens” is an important and extensive Deakin University study of teen reading habits. One of its findings is that reluctant teen readers report difficulty in finding a book they will enjoy.

    West Chatswood Library staff can help with reading recommendations to suit your teen and we recommend Good reading for young adults online magazine for latest news and reviews of teen literature.

    To get your teen started with some suggestions, the most popular teen authors at Willoughby City Library during 2023 were:

    • Suzanne Collins
    • Holly Jackson
    • Tahereh Mafi
    • John Green
    • Jennifer Barnes
    • Leigh Bardugo
    • Karen McManus
    • Brigid Kemmerer
    • Veronica Roth
    • Victoria Aveyard

    Regular Events at West Chatswood Library

    Story Play (0-4 years) |Thursdays, 10 am – 10.30 am

    Play, sing and hear stories at fun, free weekly sessions for babies, toddlers and preschoolers aged 0-4 years and their carers. Run by Library staff and students in partnership with Sydney Institute of TAFE.

    Kids Create (5-10 years) | First Wednesday of every month, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Craft and LEGO for 5-10 year olds and their families.

    English conversation meet-up | Saturdays, 10.30 am – 11 am

    Improve your English and meet new people! Join our informal and friendly group to practice your English oral language skills. Bookings essential.

    Justice of the Peace | Tuesdays, 5 pm – 6 pm

    No bookings are required. For more times and locations, visit

    To get the latest Library news, subscribe to our online newsletter through our website or follow Willoughby City Library on Facebook.

    Thank you to Willoughby City Council for providing the above information.  This is NOT a sponsored post.

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