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Hornsby Library

COVID-19 UPDATE – Tuesday, 3 August 2021

On 28 July, the NSW Premier announced an extension of the current lockdown to 28 August 2021. Council is endeavouring to provide as many services in the field as possible, where they are in line with the Public Health Orders. Consequently, any current inspections or assessments undertaken by our Council Officers must be contactless. We kindly request that you do not approach any officers while they are undertaking their duties. If approached, officers have been directed to cease the activity. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation while we work to maintain our field services to you.

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, where we cannot 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 current restrictions is available on the NSW Government 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 to our current closure.

Loan due dates have been extended to 2 August 2021 for items that were due during the period 27 June to 01 August inclusive.

Hold dates for reservations have been extended to 6 August for items that were due to be collected 27 June to 5 August 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.

During the closure, the refurbishment of the library continues to the next exciting stage. Items can be renewed via the online catalogue, through the library app, or by contacting Pennant Hills Library on 9847 6100.

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.

Hornsby Shire Library & Information Service has 4 libraries located throughout the shire. Membership is free and provides access to a wide range of services. To contact us, find out more about membership and the facilities, please see the sections below.

Address: 28-44 George Street, Hornsby NSW 2077
Phone: (02) 9847 6813
Email: library@hornsby.nsw.gov.au
Postal address: PO Box 37 Hornsby NSW 1630

Opening hours

All Hornsby Shire Libraries are currently closed in accordance with NSW Health guidelines. Staff are available to assist you on 9847 6100 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday or by email to library@hornsby.nsw.gov.au.

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Getting there

Hornsby Library is a five minute walk from trains and buses at Hornsby Railway Station.

Hornsby Library