We are gradually reopening gradually from 1 June with virtual programs and online learning activities continuing online until further notice
Our facilities are currently operating under reduced hours with restricted capacity from Monday, 1 June at Five Dock Library and The Learning Space at The Connection, Rhodes, and from Monday, 29 June at Concord Library. Concord and Five Dock libraries also operate an exclusive seniors-only hour once a week respectively.
Concord Library (from Monday, 29 June)
Monday – Friday: 9:30am–5pm Seniors only: Thursdays 9:30am–10:30am
Five Dock Library (from Monday, 1 June)
Monday – Friday: 9:30am–5pm Seniors only: Tuesdays 9:30am–10:30am
The Learning Space (from Monday, 1 June)
Monday – Sunday: 10am–5pm.
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.
Explore our virtual library and look out for regular updates as we aim to keep you informed and entertained as we go through these uncertain times as a community. If you want to receive enews updates straight to your inbox, sign up here.
For updates on all City of Canada Bay Council facilities please visit: canadabay.nsw.gov.au/covid19
City of Canada Bay Libraries normally provide regular programs and services for all ages and interests throughout the year. Scroll down and open the tabs below to find something that may suit your needs.
For upcoming special events and workshops such as school holiday activities for children and youth or exhibitions, author talks, workshops and multicultural events, check out What's On and search the Library tag.
Let's get reading Canada Bay! Log your reading to earn badges, rewards, and entries in the Grand Prize draw. For all ages and all kinds of readers. Record what you read and review books. Each badge you earn increases your chances of winning a $50 book voucher in our Grand Prize draw. Read 15 books and contribute five reviews before Monday. 31 August to become a Canada Bay Winter Reading Champ, and pick up your reward from Concord Library, Five Dock Library, or The Learning Space, Rhodes.
There are eight book vouchers to be won in our Grand Prize draw! Read and review to increase your chances of winning, each badge you collect earns you an extra entry into the Grand Prize draw.
We're giving away two $50 book vouchers in each age group:
Step 1: Create your account in our Beanstack reading log
Step 2: Sign up to the Canada Bay Winter 2020 Reading Challenge
Step 3: Earn badges and prizes by logging your reading and writing reviews. Terms and conditions apply.
For great youth reads, check out the interactive website SpineOut, a place where you can express your ideas and thoughts and to share your creativity in words, art, film or music.
Want to win an EB Games Voucher? Every December and January City of Canada Bay Libraries invite youth to take part in the Youth Summer Reading Program and be rewarded for their reading over the summer holiday period. Check out What's On and browse the Youth or Library tags.
Search for articles and information in thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers, encyclopaedias and reference books. These eResources provide you with quality, reliable information to make your bibliography look great!
The school and HSC collection has everything you need to prep for your exams, including study guides, revisions, exam tips and past papers. The collection caters for years 7-12. Only four books from this collection can be borrowed at one time, with a three week loan period, and no renewals. If you cannot find what you need, our library staff can help you find information and resources to get your assignments and study completed.
Each year, City of Canada Bay Libraries present a series of HSC extended hours events and lectures by experienced speakers. Follow us on social media @canbaylibraries to be first to know. Free events and workshops will also be updated on What's On under the Youth tag.
For more details, please Contact Us.
Are you unable to access the Library due to illness or disability? Our Home Library service provides a personal service to individuals in need.
No age restrictions apply. New clients may need to provide a doctor’s certificate to confirm eligibility for the service.
We will select items based on your interests and deliver them to your home every four weeks.
Items that are not held at City of Canada Bay Libraries can be requested from other libraries via Interlibrary Loans. A service fee will be charged per item as per City of Canada Bay Council's schedule of fees and charges.
The Library is often not able to borrow high demand items or recently published works. Please be aware that there might be a time delay in sourcing and receiving items from other libraries.
For more information on this service, please read Library's Interlibrary Loans Policy.
Would you like to borrow books, magazines, DVDs and music in other languages? The library has a range of material in Chinese, Greek, Italian and Korean. Other languages can be borrowed on request from the State Library of NSW.
Newspapers in other languages are also available for you to read in the library.
Multicultural Health Communication Service - provides up to date information on a large range of health issues, presented as fact files in over 60 languages.
Self-run book club where members select the books and share their reading experiences as well as reflections on the book and its author(s).
Self-run afternoon book group for a friendly and lively discussion of printed, audio and e-books selected by members of the group. Each member takes responsibility for contributing to and leading book discussions.
Self-run evening book group for animated discussions on selected titles. Members are invited to share their passion about the author and title nominated for the month.
Do you love reading books and like talking about them? Join us for an interesting discussion about the books selected by the group. Members are encouraged to share their thoughts about the book and the author's writing.
Come and join in for a fun and friendly discussion on all matters Fantasy and Science Fiction - ranging from Harry Potter to Lord of the Rings and Dune to Blade Runner. Tell us about your favourite book, author or film from whichever universe you are from. Let your imagination run wild.
Come along to meet people and discuss a popular book! Join the self-run Rhodes Readers and Social Club at our spectacular waterfront venue The Connection, Rhodes. Coffee and tea provided.
Do you want to share the joy of reading with a group in Chinese? Come along and join the weekend reading groups 'Our Steps' or 'Echo' at The Connection, Rhodes.
Blue Visions Book Club
For more information contact 0433 606 188
Echo Reading Group
NOTE: Due to COVID-19 and library closures, JP services are currently not available at our libraries.
The New South Wales Justices Association provides JP services at our following locations and times:
JP services are also available at the Civic Centre, 1A Marlborough Street, Drummoyne. JPs may also be located via the Justices of the Peace Register.
L.I.N.C.S. is a community information directory database managed by the City of Canada Bay. It is a listing of local community services and groups within and around our area. You can search by suburb and it is handy for those looking for schools, childcare centres, scout groups, religious organisations and other community organisations. L.I.N.C.S. is free to use and is available to access at all times via our website.
If you have any questions regarding the L.I.N.C.S. Community Directory or would like to add your organisation to the L.I.N.C.S. database, please contact 9911 6342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All you need to do is provide proof of the organisation, association or services existence. The organisation must also be operating in our area. Once these details have been confirmed, an online form will be sent to you to fill out.