COVID-19 UPDATE – Friday, 5 November

In accordance with the NSW Government roadmap for reopening, we are pleased to welcome our community back to many of our Council facilities.

From Monday 8 November, the following changes will be in place for Hornsby Shire Libraries.

Vaccination requirements
  • Proof of full vaccination is required on entry for ages 16 and over
  • Children aged under 16 years must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent or legal guardian aged 16 or over, unless they are fully vaccinated (proof required on entry)
  • See how to access your vaccination certificate.

All libraries are operating under COVIDSafe plans.

All patrons must QR code check in using your own smartphone device.

As we reintroduce many of our regular services, reminder and overdue notices are now being sent to library members. Fines may also be charged for overdue items. Please renew your library items via the Library App, the online catalogue or by contacting your nearest library branch.

Services available
  • Browsing, loans and returns of collections at Pennant Hills, Berowra and Galston
  • After-hours chutes are open at all libraries
  • Digital resources from our eLibrary and via the Library App
  • Storytime continues online and on our Facebook page
  • Printing and photocopying at Pennant Hills, Berowra and Galston
  • Limited public computers and public WiFi at Pennant Hills, Berowra and Galston
  • Limited study spaces, desks and other seating spaces at Pennant Hills
  • Limited Justice of the Peace services at Pennant Hills
  • Please note newspapers are not available at this time
Branches open

Pennant Hills, Galston and Berowra Libraries will be open, with reduced operating hours:

Pennant Hills Library
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 10am to 5pm
Tuesday and Thursday - 10am to 7pm
Saturday - 10am to 4pm

Galston Library
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - 1pm to 5pm
Friday - 10am to 12 noon and 1pm to 5pm
Saturday - 9.30am – 12 noon

Berowra Library
Monday to Thursday - 1.30pm to 5.30pm
Friday - 10am to 2pm
Saturday - 9.30am to 12 noon and 1pm to 4pm

Hornsby Library

Hornsby Library is closed for ongoing refurbishment works. A date for reopening will be communicated as soon as it is confirmed.

All items reserved for collection at Hornsby Library have been sent to Pennant Hills Library and are available for collection there.

New memberships are being accepted through our online catalogue. Digital resources are available and can be accessed from our eLibrary and via the Library App.

The safety of our community and our staff is always our number one priority. We are constantly reviewing our settings based on the health advice and the NSW Government’s roadmap.

Keep an eye here and on Facebook for further updates:

Hornsby Library Refurbishment

The refurbishment of Hornsby Library is underway and includes internal alterations and fit out to the existing library, minor external works and a business identification sign.

The construction company (Built Pty Limited) are undertaking the works, which will be completed in two stages.

Hornsby Library – Update to Temporary closure

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the closure of Hornsby Library has had to be extended. A date for reopening will be communicated as soon as it is confirmed. We are endeavouring to resume normal opening hours as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to showing you the refurbished library very soon.