Street Libraries

Street Libraries are a chance to share your pre-loved books and spread the joy of reading in your neighbourhood. The mini libraries can be planted in front yards, parks, outside schools or on the side of the road. They are simply wooden, weather-proof boxes of donated books open to anyone to borrow, take or give books to at anytime.

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At a street library, books come and go. No-one needs to check them in or out. You can just take what interests you and when finished, return the books or pass them on. Plus, you can pop a book or three into a street library that you think others will enjoy.


Get a Street Library – Building or Buying

Sounds like a great, fun thing to do with the family right?! Wondering how to set one up yourself? Well Street Library Australia has made that easy for you with instructions on their website of how to build your own funky street library or you can buy one already made from them. Plus, Street Library Australia and The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre regularly run ‘make a street library’ workshops. And Costa from Gardening Australia has some helpful tips on building a street library….

Street Library Making Workshop at The Bower Parramatta

The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre in Parramatta have run three make your own street library workshops over the two years. And hopefully they will run another one again soon!

Street Libraries


Find Local Street Libraries

There are now over 40 street libraries in the City of Parramatta as well as over 50 in nearby areas! Thanks in large part to street libraries being grants by Liveable Parramatta, City of Ryde Council and City of Canada Bay Council over recent years.

You’ll also now find community book hubs at local shopping centres and sometimes even a little library in a shop, like at Bunnings Rydalmere.

Google Map of Local Street Libraries

Use the map below to find a street library near you. More information can be found by following the link to the Street Library Australia website.

List by Suburb of Local Street Libraries (Alphabetical by Suburb)

There are now over 80 suburbs with a street library, from Ryde to Blacktown. Epping comes in at 1st place for the most street libraries in one suburb. Followed by Concord and then Ermington, Northmead and Parramatta for a tied 3rd place.

2Baulkham Hills

  • 30 Cross Street, Baulkham Hills
  • 21 Hilda Road, Baulkham Hills
  • 2 Lindsay St, Baulkham Hills
  • 14 Mulgray Ave, Baulkham Hills
  • 34 Ula Crescent, Baulkham Hills

3Beecroft

4Boronia Park

Corner of Thompson St & Pittwater Rd, Boronia Park
  • Corner of Thompson St & Pittwater Rd, Boronia Park

5Blacktown

Craig St Blacktown
  • Craig St, Blacktown
  • Matthew Crescent, Blacktown
  • CELC Mary Queen of the Family Parish – 62a Orwell St Blacktown

6Breakfast Point

7Carlingford

  • Marsden Road Uniting Church

8Castle Hill

Walsh Ave, Castle Hill
  • Walsh Ave, Castle Hill

11Denistone

62 Bellevue Ave, Denistone

12Dundas

Kariwara Street, Dundas
  • Kariwara Street, Dundas

15Epping

Dunmore St Epping

16Ermington

18Greystanes

  • Wenty Childrens Centre

19Guildford

Jump Swim Schools Guildford – 12 Carrington Road
  • Guildford West Children’s Centre
  • Jump Swim Schools Guildford – 12 Carrington Road

20Homebush

22Marsfield

33 Agincourt Rd Marsfield

23Melrose Park

Melrose Park PS
  • Melrose Park Public School, 110 Wharf Road, Melrose Park

24Merrylands

  • Central Gardens Reserve, Merrylands Road, Merrylands

25Mortlake

Grounds of St Patrick’s Church 33 Gale St Mortlake

26North Epping

  • 4 Devon St, North Epping
  • 82 Grigg Ave, North Epping
  • 305 Malton Rd, North Epping

27Northmead

28 Beamish Road, Northmead

29North Rocks

298a North Rocks Road, North Rocks

31Oatlands

Fred Robertson Reserve, Oatlands
  • Fred Robertson Reserve, Bells Road
  • Kids Cottage, Belmore Street (East)
  • Oatlands Public School, Belmore Street (East)

32Parramatta

  • Evolve Housing, 9-13 Argyle Street, Parramatta
  • 36 Gore Street, Parramatta
  • 43 Marsden St Parramatta (South)
  • Circa Espresso Cafe, 21 Wentworth St, Parramatta

33Pemulwuy

  • Pemulwuy Marketplace

34Putney

Putney Shops

35Rhodes

  • Rhodes Community Garden, Walker St, Rhodes

36Rosehill

  • Rosehill Community Preschool – Arthur Street, Rosehill (next to Woolworths and McDonalds)

37Rydalmere

Yeramba Place, Rydalmere
  • KU Rydalmere, Park Road, Rydalmere
  • Rydalmere Public School, John Street, Rydalmere
  • Yeramba Place, Rydalmere
  • 9 Yimbala St, Rydalmere

38Ryde

Goulding Hill Preschool

39Strathfield

40Telopea

41Toongabbie

Hopskotch Kindergarten

44West Pennant Hills

45West Ryde

ANZAC Park
  • ANZAC Park, Herbert Street, West Ryde
  • 65 Moss Street, West Ryde
  • Corner of Station Street and Victoria Road (outside Beaumont Tiles), West Ryde

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