Library & Museum
Where we are:
Mascot Library and George Hanna Memorial Museum
2 Hatfield Street
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 10am to 6pm
Thursdays: 10am to 8pm
Saturdays: 9.30am to 4pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed
Mascot Library and George Hanna Memorial Museum
Mondays: 12noon - 5pm
Tuesdays: 9am - 2pm
Wednesdays: 12noon - 8pm
Thursdays: 9am - 2pm
Fridays: 12noon - 5pm
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed
You can access our catalogue if you're looking for a particular book or other materials. You can also renew your library items online and place reserves on specific books.
The Library's collection of books, magazines, audiovisual materials (CDs & DVDs) has been developed to suit the reading needs of local residents. If an item is not held in our collection, you can put in a suggestion for purchase or request the item on an inter-library loan (fees may apply for this service)
Items can be reserved and suggestions are welcome.
The Reference collection includes encyclopaedias, books, yearbooks, periodicals, pamphlets, and other resources to answer most general enquiries. These resources are complemented by information available from the Internet. Special collections include: LIAC collection (legal resources), Drug Information and HSC resources.
Local studies resources, include books, periodicals, oral history recordings, images, maps, pamphlets, government reports and Council archives.
The Nancy Hillier Archive contains information about local environmental issues.
Access to the archival collections is available to bona fide researchers.
The Community language collection includes books for adults in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Croatian, Spanish, Greek, Italian, Turkish and Vietnamese at Eastgardens library. Some children's books are available. Books in other languages can be requested on inter library loan. (fees may apply for this service)
Large print and talking books are available for adults who prefer these formats.
Newspapers are available at each Library. Chinese, Arabic and Greek newspapers are available at the Central library.
The Computer School Online tutorials
Click here to view a variety of online computer tutorials that can be accessed from home. All you need is to join the library and use your library card number as a password. For more information, please ask library staff.
World Book Web and Early World of Learning
Click here to view World Book online and Early World of Learning, which can be accessed from home. All you need is to join the library and use your library card number as a password. For more information, please ask library staff.
How to join
It is free to join the library. Just fill out an application form and show current proof of your name and residential address. Parents/legal guardians must sign for anyone under 18 years of age. If you change your address, please advise library staff as soon as possible.
Library members can borrow a maximum of 30 items at one time. This can be a combination of books, magazines, school resources, talking books, DVDS and other library items.
Overdue fees are 25c per day per item
Fines are charged for overdue items.
Telephone renewals are available. If you cannot return items on time, telephone the library for an extension. Items can be extended twice provided that there are no reservations on these items.
After hours returns chute's are available at both the Central and Mascot Libraries.
Rhymetime (ideal for babies and toddlers)
Tuesdays from 10.00 - 10.30 at the Central Library (during school term)
Thursdays 10.30 - 11.00 at Mascot Library (during school term)
Fridays from 10.00 - 10.30 at the Central Library (during school term)
Storytime and Craft time (ideal for preschoolers)
Tuesdays from 11.00 - 11.45 at the Central Library (during school term)
Thursdays from 11.00 - 11.45 at Mascot Library (during school term)
Storytime and Puzzles
Fridays from 10.30 – 11.30 at the Central Library (during school term)
School holiday programmes
A programme of stories, film/video screenings and handcrafts is held during each school holiday break for primary school children. For popular events, bookings are essential.
Children's Book Club
This programme for primary school children extends their enjoyment of reading and literature. Meetings take place at Eastgardens Library on Tuesday afternoons from 3.45 to 4.45 on different dates during school term. Booking is essential. For bookings and meeting dates, please call Candy on 9366-3888
Library tours for school students attending local schools are welcome. Booking is essential.
Free access to the Internet is available at both service points. Pre-booking is recommended.
Internet classes for adult residents only are available. Please ask the staff for programmes and registration forms. Booking is essential and conditions apply.
This service is available for adults who are unable to visit the library. Conditions apply, please ask the staff for details.
Photocopiers are available at each library. A fax machine and colour photocopier is available at Eastgardens.