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COVID-19 UPDATE – Wednesday, 28 July 2021

With the announcement today by the NSW Premier of an extension of the current lockdown to 28 August 2021, and in accordance with NSW Health guidelines, Council services operating in the community remain limited.

Our facilities remain closed. This includes Hornsby Shire Libraries, Community Centres, Thornleigh Brickpit, Hornsby Shire Aquatic & Leisure Centres, Thornleigh Community Recycling Centre and our Customer Service Centres.

These measures are to keep our community and our staff safe during this current outbreak but we are still here for you. Please be assured that we will respond to emergency callouts. If you have any requirements of Council, please contact Customer Service on 9847 6666 and online as usual and we will respond during normal business hours.

Under these current restrictions, while we may not be able to respond face-face, we will endeavour to find a way to assist in a COVID-safe way wherever possible. Many of our services are available online, including lodgement of Development Applications, and our Duty Planning Officer is available for enquiries on 9847 6760 (8.30am-5pm).

Further information on the new restrictions is available in the NSW Premier’s media release and on the NSW Health website.

We are constantly monitoring this evolving situation and will keep you updated here and on Facebook with any changes.

Although all Hornsby Shire Libraries are currently closed, staff are available to assist you on 9847 6100, 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday or by email to library@hornsby.nsw.gov.au.

After hours return chutes are closed at all Hornsby Shire libraries until further notice due to the COVID-19 lockdown. No overdue fines will be accrued during the current closure.

Loan due dates have been extended to 6 September 2021 for items that were due during the period 27 June to 5 September inclusive.

Hold dates for reservations have been extended to 10 September 2021 for items that were due to be collected 27 June to 9 September inclusive.

New memberships are currently being accepted through our online catalogue.

Digital resources are available and can be accessed from our eLibrary and via the Library App.

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.

During the refurbishment our collections, public computers, printing and photocopying will be moved to the centre of the library floor.

Hornsby Library – Update to Temporary closure

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the closure of Hornsby Library during the changeover between stages one and two 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 stage one of the works very soon.


Due to space limitations during the refurbishment, limited public PCs and power points are available, however, we are unable to provide study space. We apologise for any inconvenience.