Hornsby Shire Libraries are open in accordance with the latest COVID-19 safety guidelines from NSW Government.

Our libraries are operating with limited hours, and we encourage you to use our Click & Collect service to keep your visit as brief as possible.

We are progressively increasing services and opening hours over the coming months based on advice from state and federal government.

All libraries are operating with limited services and reduced opening hours.

Hornsby Library

Monday - Thursday: 10am-7pm
Friday and Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 2pm-5pm

Pennant Hills Library

Monday - Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm 
Sunday: 2pm-5pm

Berowra Library

Monday - Thursday: 1.30pm-5.30pm
Friday: 10am-2pm 
Saturday: 10am-12noon and 1pm-4pm
Sunday: Closed

Galston Library

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 1pm-5pm
Friday: 10am-12noon and 1pm-5pm
10am-12 noon
Wednesday and Sunday: Closed

  • Library membership is available here (
  • You will need to provide proof of address when you visit the library to complete your membership and receive your library card.
  • You may reserve items with your temporary membership number.
  • You will not be able to reserve digital resources with a temporary library membership.
  • Click & Collect
  • Digital resources can be accessed from our eLibrary and via the Library App.
  • Storytime will continue to be offered online on our Facebook page.
  • We are still offering events online. Please check the Library events page for details.
  • Tax Help is available at Hornsby Library from Monday 3 August. Please contact 9847 6614 for bookings.
  • Browsing of all library collections.
  • Public computers, printing and copying. All technology services are offered on a self-help basis. Limited computers are currently available, sessions are for 45 minutes only, one session per person, per day, pre-booking recommended. Online computer help is available or staff can provide printed instructions.
  • After hours returns chutes are available at all branches.
  • Your returned items will be quarantined for a minimum of 24 hours.
  • All loans due from the 16 March 2020 onwards have been extended until 3 August 2020.
  • No overdue fines are being applied during the closure.
  • All Hornsby Shire Libraries will operate within current guidelines for social distancing and gatherings of people for the safety of our staff and members.
  • Your cooperation with staff in observing these guidelines is required and appreciated.
  • Conditions of Entry:
    • If you have cold or flu-like symptoms or are feeling unwell, please stay at home
    • Observe social distancing guidelines
    • Sanitise your hands on entry and maintain good hygiene practices
    • Signage indicates the maximum safe capacity for all areas. You may be required to wait before entering the library
    • Follow the Library Code of Conduct
Hornsby Library

Phone: 9847 6813

Pennant Hills Library

Phone: 9847 6100

Berowra Library

Phone: 9847 6140

Galston Library

Phone: 9847 6160

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