Library services

Welcome back to your library

Our libraries have reopened. However there are limits on services and the time you can stay in the library. This is to ensure government guidelines on COVID-19 are followed. 

You are able to:

  • Browse the shelves and borrow items. 
  • Use the printing, scanning and photocopying facilities. Click here for a how to guide to print remotely from your device.
  • Return your books to the after-hours chute.
  • Use computers for pre-booked half-hour blocks. Click here to book a computer. Only available for library members.

Card only payments

From 1 September all payments will be contactless to limit the handling of money in our libraries. The safety of our community, patrons and staff is our number one priority.

Study tables - bookings now required

Ku-ring-gai Library branches have a number of study tables, positioned to allow for 1.5m social distancing and are available for use by all visitors to the library. Bookings have been re-introduced at all 4 branches due to the high demand at this time.  Please note the new arrangements for booking a study table.

New time slots for study sessions at Gordon

9am - 1pm (Monday to Friday)

9.30am - 1pm (Saturday)

3pm - 7pm (Monday to Thursday)

3pm - 4.30pm (Friday and Saturday)

  • Bookings are only available for one allocated time-frame per day.
  • Bookings are accepted via the phone, emails and walk-ins.
  • You must be a current member of the library or have temporary membership to book a study table.
  • Social distancing, as indicated on the study tables must be followed.
  • Your booking ticket must be displayed on the table at all times.
  • Please note if you do not arrive within 15 minutes of your allocated time -  your booking will be forfeited.

Please note that study rooms (Gordon only) still need to be booked online.

  • Maximum 2 hour limit.
  • Only 2 people per room.
  • $2 charge applies per room.

In addition, Gordon Library will offer the following services:

  • Bookings for Local Studies research appointments.

The following services are NOT available:

New opening hours

Gordon

Monday to Thursday                      9am - 8pm

Friday                                             9am - 5pm

Saturday                                        9.30am - 5pm

Lindfield, St Ives

Monday to Friday                           9.30am - 5pm

Turramurra

Monday to Friday                          9.30am - 5pm

Saturday (from 1 August)            9.30am - 5pm

To become a library member, click here to join online.

Enquiries - 9424 0120 or library@kmc.nsw.gov.au

Hygiene and social distancing

Each branch library will be cleaned daily between opening times and borrowed items appropriately quarantined when returned.

Please practice social distancing and hand hygiene when visiting branches.

 

Visit the Secret Garden at Gordon Library

Just through the doors at the side of the library is Ku-ring-gai Library's very own secret garden.  Come visit the library, borrow a book and sit and enjoy the quiet, shade and beauty in the secret garden.

Your library in your palm - Spydus mobile app

Access to the Ku-ring-gai Library catalogue is now even easier through the Spydus Mobile App on your Apple iOS and Android devices:

A few key features include:

  • Search for items.
  • View your loans.
  • Update your personal information.
  • Use your camera to scan an ISBN in a bookstore to check if the Ku-ring-gai Library has copies.
  • Discover so much more by downloading the Spydus App free onto your mobile devices from Google Play and iTunes.

Once you have downloaded the app:

  • Select Ku-ring-gai Library.
  • Click on the login button.
  • Enter your Borrower ID (library card number).
  • Enter your password.
  • Select your branch - Gordon, Lindfield, St Ives, Turramurra; and away you go.

Library survey

The Australian Public Library Alliance needs your response to this survey. The information collected will contribute to a national report on how libraries responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you to everyone who has promoted the #MissMyLibrary survey to date.

Complete the Library at Home survey here.

Find legal answers - getting help

As we continue to navigate unknown territory, legal help may be needed for problems associated with employment, money, renting or other issues arising from COVID-19.

Click here for information that may answer your legal questions or concerns.

Justice of the Peace

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus, the Justice of the Peace service has been suspended at all four library branches. Check this page for any changes to our current situation.

Click here to find your nearest JP

Elderly or disabled residents

We like to ensure that all our residents can access our wide range of library facilities. We have a Home Library Service and a friendly Libraribus driver who can help you access our facilities either by delivering items to your home or offering transport to our libraries.

Libraribus and Home Library Service.

Local information and family history

Our libraries have a wide range of resources to help you research your family history or learn about the history of the Ku-ring-gai area.

Please contact Gordon Library for more information.

Printing and photocopying

All branches of Ku-ring-gai Library have photocopiers which offer black and white and colour copying. These photocopiers act as printers too, enabling black and white and colour printing from all ezone computers in the library.  

You need your Library card to access the Internet computers, photocopiers and pay for copying and printing. Money can be added to your card using the Monitor Kiosk that is located near to the photocopier / printer.

If you’re not a local resident you can access the ezone as a guest user by showing valid ID to a member of library staff.

We also provide a remote printing service. Upload your print job to the web print  website. You can also add credit from home. Visit the My Monitor portal and update your account details from this site.

Black and white costs

A4 - 20¢

A3 - 40¢

Colour costs

A4 - $1.00

A3 - $2.00

No refunds will be given for money already credited on your Library card.

3D printing

The library offers an on demand 3D printing service. Designs need to be saved in .obj or .stl formats. Printed products are made from PLA plastic filament. Charges are $3.50 plus $0.50 per gram of filament used.

Click here for more information on this service and to place your 3D print request (pdf. 203KB).

Booking an ezone computer

The Ku-ring-gai ezone computer service provides access to the Internet, printing and research facilities provided by your library. Library members can book an ezone computer here.

If you're not a local resident you can access the ezone as a guest user by showing valid ID to a member of library staff.

Book a study room

There are three study rooms at Gordon Library that can be booked for up to two hours for $2. Each room is suitable for up to six people. You will need your library card to make a booking.

Information and resources

A variety of online databases are available for you to access from home and/or in the library. Login here with your library card number and password.

Newspapers

Copies of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The North Shore Times and The Hornsby Advocate are available to read in all libraries.

Gordon has much of these resources archived in microfilm format.

Chinese language newspapers are also available at Gordon Library. 

Inter-library loans 

If you need a book we don't have in our collection, we can search the National Library database for you, find the item and borrow it from another library on your behalf. You'll need to fill out a special request form at one of our branches.

Minutes of Council meetings

Ku-ring-gai Library holds copies of current and selected past Council minutes, agendas, business papers, publications and reports. Minutes, agendas and reports can also be read online in the Business Papers section.

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