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Hornsby Shire Library & Information Service

Linking Lives to Learning and Leisure

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Christmas Opening Hours

Hornsby Shire Libraries will be open for reduced hours over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Please visit our Christmas Opening Hours page for details.

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Pennant Hills Library Carpet Replacement

Due to the replacement of floor carpet, Pennant Hills Library will be closed from Monday 26 January to Sunday 1 February 2015 (inclusive). Items may still be returned at Pennant Hills or any Hornsby Shire Library at any time. Items can be renewed online at any time.

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Installation of Additional Photo Voltaic Solar Units

Additional photo voltaic (PV) solar system units will be installed on the roof of Hornsby Library from Monday 17 November. The work will take approximately 2-3 weeks. Contractors will try to minimise noise and disruption during this period. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Update your Library card

Current phone numbers for all Hornsby Shire libraries begin with ‘9847’. If your library card does not have these numbers on the back, please ask staff to update your card at your next library visit. There is no charge to update your card.

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Holiday Fun

Enjoy your summer holidays with our annual Summer Reading Club. Learn about animal habitats with Wild Homes and investigate the world of mini beasts with Backyard Bugs. Bookings are essential.

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Crossing the Blue Mountains

A series of beautiful, rarely viewed scenes depicting Governor Macquarie’s crossing of the Blue Mountains in 1815 will be on display at Hornsby Central Library from 15 December to 15 January. Bookings are not required.

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3D Printing Christmas

Throughout the month of December until Christmas Eve a 3D printer will be creating baubles for the Library Christmas tree. Come into Hornsby Library and see the display and printer in action.

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Freegal Music Now Available

Free music streaming and downloads via Freegal Music are now available to all current Hornsby Shire Library members. Simply sign in with your Library card number and PIN. Limits apply.

eCollections Training

eCollections Training

Are you using Hornsby Library's eBook, eAudiobook, eMagazine or eMusic collections? Hornsby Central Library runs free one-on-one training sessions for these collections. Bookings are essential.

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Re-magine Recycled Art Competition

Take materials that would otherwise end up in landfill and transform them into beautiful works of art as part of Hornsby Shire Council's Re-magine recycled art competition. Online entries are now open for artists to submit their works and close on Friday 1 May, 2015.

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Waste Management Events at Your Library

Council's Waste Management team are hosting two school holiday events at Hornsby Library. Shellie the Mermaid and Sailor Sammy and The King and Queen of Green. Follow the links to book. For more information please contact Waste Hotline on 9847 4856 or