• City of Botany Bay
  • City of Botany Bay
  • City of Botany Bay
  • City of Botany Bay
  • City of Botany Bay
  • City of Botany Bay

Library & Museum

Where we are:

Central Library

Westfield Shoppingtown
Ground floor
Banks Avenue

Telephone: 9366-3888
Facsimile: 9349-1986

Mascot Library and George Hanna Memorial Museum

2 Hatfield Street
Telephone: 8338-0313

Opening hours:

Central Library

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

Contact us

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Telephone: 9366-3888


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.

Search the Library Catalogue



Click here to access the library catalogue



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.


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.

Pre-school storytimes
Rhymetime (ideal for babies and toddlers)
Friday from 10.30 - 11.00 at the Central Library (during school term)
Thursdays 10.00 - 10.30 at Mascot Library (during school term)

Storytime (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)

Toytime (ideal for preschoolers)
Friday from 11.00 - 12.00 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.

Internet Access

Free access to the Internet is available at both service points. Pre-booking is recommended.

Housebound services

This service is available for adults who are unable to visit the library. Conditions apply, please ask the staff for details.

Photocopier/fax services

Photocopiers are available at each library. A fax machine and colour photocopier is available at Eastgardens.