Libraries in Ku-ring-gai are open
Find out about opening hours and safety measures on our Library branches webpage.
Log in and explore the catalogue!
More information on current status of Council services
NSW Government COVID-19 rules
Card only payments
All payments are contactless to limit the handling of money in our Libraries. The safety of our community, patrons and staff is our priority.
Book study rooms and tables
Ku-ring-gai Library is constantly reviewing the policies centred around providing a safe environment during COVID-19. The Library's priority has always been the safety of its members, visitors and staff while providing access to the Library.
Ku-ring-gai Library has study desks available for patrons and visitors to use throughout the day. Patrons and visitors are asked to vacate their seats half an hour before closing times so staff can clean. Thank you for your assistance.
Members and visitors are reminded to still respect all social distancing requirements and only sit in allocated seating.
In addition, Gordon Library will offer the following services and please note that study rooms at Gordon branch still need to be booked online:
- Maximum 2 hour limit.
- Only 2 people per room (during COVID-19 conditions).
- $2 (non refundable) charge applies per room.
- You must be a library member to book a study room.
- Bookings for local studies research appointments.
- Study rooms are not available for paid tutoring or commercial use.
- A maximum of three reservations on different days can be made in advance.
- Reservations can be made up to six months in advance.
- Room reservations are forfeited if you do not take possession of the room within 15 minutes of booking start time.
- Study rooms are not sound proof, and occupants should keep their noise level in check.
- Rooms must be left neat and tidy.
- Personal belongings left unattended in rooms will be removed and taken to lost property.
- Do not write on the walls, they are not whiteboards.
- During COVID-19 conditions, study rooms may not be available for use during periods assigned for library cleaning (times subject to change).
Your library in your palm - Spydus mobile app
Access to the Ku-ring-gai Library catalogue is now even easier through the Spydus Mobile App on your Apple iOS and Android devices:
A few key features include:
- Search for items.
- View your loans.
- Update your personal information.
- Use your camera to scan an ISBN in a bookstore to check if the Ku-ring-gai Library has copies.
- Discover so much more by downloading the Spydus App free onto your mobile devices from Google Play and iTunes.
Once you have downloaded the app:
- Select Ku-ring-gai Library.
- Click on the login button.
- Enter your Borrower ID (library card number).
- Enter your password.
- Select your branch - Gordon, Lindfield, St Ives, Turramurra; and away you go.
Find legal answers - getting help
As we continue to navigate unknown territory, legal help may be needed for problems associated with employment, money, renting or other issues arising from COVID-19.
Information that may answer your legal questions or concerns
Tech savvy seniors YouTube channel
The State Library of NSW has provided access to this tech savvy seniors channel to assist seniors in the community with challenges associated with technology.
Local information and family history
Our Libraries have a wide range of resources to help you research your family history or learn about the history of the Ku-ring-gai area.
Please contact Gordon Library for more information.
Printing and photocopying
All branches of Ku-ring-gai Library have photocopiers which offer black and white and colour copying. These photocopiers act as printers too, enabling black and white and colour printing from all ezone computers in the library.
You need your Library card to access the Internet computers, photocopiers and pay for copying and printing. Money can be added to your card using the Monitor Kiosk that is located near to the photocopier / printer.
If you’re not a local resident you can access the ezone as a guest user by showing valid ID to a member of library staff.
We also provide a remote printing service. Upload your print job to the web print website. You can also add credit from home. Visit the My Monitor portal and update your account details from this site.
Black and white costs - A4 - 20¢ and A3 - 40¢.
Colour costs - A4 - $1 and A3 - $2.
No refunds will be given for money already credited on your Library card.
The library offers an on demand 3D printing service. Designs need to be saved in .obj or .stl formats. Printed products are made from PLA plastic filament. Charges are $3.50 plus $0.50 per gram of filament used.
Booking an ezone computer
The Ku-ring-gai ezone computer service provides access to the Internet, printing and research facilities provided by your library. Library members can book an ezone computer here.
If you're not a local resident you can access the ezone as a guest user by showing valid ID to a member of library staff.
Information and online resources
A variety of online databases are available for you to access from home and/or in the library. Login here with your library card number and password.
Newspapers are back at Ku-ring-gai Library
Members of the Library can access online newspapers and other new resources, by logging into the Library databases News Bank Australia for new resources including access to today's Sydney Morning Herald.
Not a member you can join online here.
Gordon has much of these resources archived in microfilm format.
If you need a book we don't have in our collection, we can search the National Library database for you, find the item and borrow it from another library on your behalf. You'll need to fill out a special request form at one of our library branches.
The State Library provides a range of services and resources to assist public libraries with multicultural services to their culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Ku-ring-gai Library supports the services on offer from the State Library by providing our patrons with access to a bulk loan of books from the State Library of NSW free of charge.
You can access the service through the Ku-ring-gai Library branches by using the multicultural book loan request. You can request 10, 20 or 30 items for a loan period of 3 or 6 months. Please note you need to be a member to access this service. If you’re not already a member you can join online now.
Please see staff at your local branch for more information or access to the form.
Public libraries can borrow bulk loans from collections in the following community languages:
Minutes of Council meetings
Ku-ring-gai Library holds copies of current and selected past Council minutes, agendas, business papers, publications and reports. Minutes, agendas and reports can also be read online in the Business Papers section.
To become a library member, click here to join online.
Enquiries 9424 0120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.