Rapid changes in technology, society and the formats in which information is published have brought about an evolution in libraries. In order to plan for the future, the City of Canada Bay is redeveloping its Library Strategic Plan, ensuring it is aligned with the community's expectations through a thorough community consultation process.
We have reviewed input from over 500 surveys and nine focus groups and are ready to share our draft strategy with you! We've distilled this feedback into a six page document including a vision, mission and goals. The final draft will be presented to Council in May 2021 to adopt.
Concord Library and Five Dock Library have returned to normal opening hours with limited capacity and allow special entry to seniors once a week. The Learning Space at The Connection, Rhodes has returned to normal opening hours from 1 March. The regular programs have been re-introduced. Bookings are required for our regular programs. Please click here to browse our events and book your spot.
Seniors only: Thursdays 9–9:30am
Five Dock Library
Seniors only: Tuesdays 9–9:30am
The Learning Space
The health and safety of our community remains our top priority. The City of Canada Bay will be strictly following State and Federal health guidelines including contact tracing protocols. We will be continuously reviewing operations and progressively increasing services and opening hours as it is deemed safe to do so.
For updates on all City of Canada Bay Council facilities please click here.
Concord and Five Dock libraries have returned to normal opening hours with limited capacity and allow special entry to seniors once a week. The Learning Space at The Connection, Rhodes has returned to normal opening hours from 1 March. The regular programs have been re-introduced. Bookings are required for every program.
To limit crowds, we suggest avoiding after school hours and weekends. A maximum number of visitors will be allowed inside each library with strict safety measurements as per State and Federal guidelines.
The following conditions of entry will be enforced at City of Canada Bay Libraries:
Visitors are able to borrow and return items, access the free wi-fi (using their own devices) or use one of the library's computers (a reduced number of PCs will be available and a maximum of one hour per user per day will be enforced during busy times). Study areas are also available, but with reduced numbers of chairs for social distancing. It will be self-service only for all technology, photocopying, printing and scanning due to social distancing requirements. We will only accept cashless payments.
Overdue fines waived:
City of Canada Bay Libraries have decided to waive late fines from 1 June. If you have been hanging on to an overdue item it is never too late to return it. We are looking forward to seeing many items returned soon so other members can enjoy them. Fines for any lost or damaged items will still apply.
Normal three weeks loan period applies while maintaining increased loan limits.
The regular programs have been re-introduced according to Library's COVID-19 Safety Plan. Bookings required for every programs. Look out for our eNews, follow us on social media @canbaylibraries or visit our website for the latest updates.
Tell us how you have missed our libraries!
Together with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), we want to find out what new library members have loved and what existing library users have missed during COVID-19. The results will be used to show government how important libraries are for Australia. Click here to answer three questions – you don't need to tell us who you are, just your postcode. Thank you for your support!
In adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols, bookings are required for our regular programs. Please click here to browse our events and reserve your spot.
JP services have re-commenced at the Libraries. Bookings required — please book an appropriate time slot at the relevant location.
When: Every Monday plus the first and third Thursday of each month
Where: 60 Flavelle Street, Concord
Bookings: Essential and open 24 hours prior to scheduled date. Please click here, contact staff on 9911 6210 or visit Concord Library.
Five Dock Library
When: Every Wednesday
Where: Level 1, 4-12 Garfield Street, Five Dock
Bookings: Essential and open 24 hours prior to scheduled date. Please click here, contact staff on 9911 6310 or visit Five Dock Library.
The City of Canada Bay is a child safe community that recognises and advocates for the rights of children and young people. Our policies and procedures aim to reduce the likelihood of harm to children, to increase the likelihood of identifying and reporting harm, and respond appropriately to disclosures, allegations or suspicions of harm.