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


4Boronia Park

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


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

6Breakfast Point


  • Marsden Road Uniting Church

8Castle Hill

Walsh Ave, Castle Hill
  • Walsh Ave, Castle Hill


62 Bellevue Ave, Denistone


Kariwara Street, Dundas
  • Kariwara Street, Dundas


Dunmore St Epping



  • Wenty Childrens Centre


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



33 Agincourt Rd Marsfield

23Melrose Park

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


  • Central Gardens Reserve, Merrylands Road, Merrylands


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


28 Beamish Road, Northmead

29North Rocks

298a North Rocks Road, North Rocks


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


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


  • Pemulwuy Marketplace


Putney Shops


  • Rhodes Community Garden, Walker St, Rhodes


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


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


Goulding Hill Preschool




Hopskotch Kindergarten

44West Pennant Hills

45West Ryde

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