Street Libraries

Street Libraries are a chance to share your pre-loved books and spread the joy of reading in your neighbourhood. The decorated 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 the easiest way is to get one given to you! City of Parramatta Council, and other local Councils, sometimes invite residents to apply to receive a street library for FREE! Currently residents in the Dundas Ward of the City of Parramatta can apply to receive one – and it’s a super easy application process.

But if you’re not lucky enough to score one for free, there are a number of other options. Street Library Australia has 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 occasionally run ‘make a street library’ workshops. Costa from Gardening Australia also 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 a number of make your own street library workshops over the last few years. And hopefully they will run more again soon! This is where a number of local mums made their own, including me.

Street Libraries


Find Local Street Libraries

There are now over 70 street libraries in the City of Parramatta as well as over 70 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 40 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, then Carlingford, Northmead and Denistone.

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

  • Carmen Drive Shops, Carlingford
  • 50 Felton Road Carlingford
  • John Wearn Reserve, Carlingford
  • Kingsdene Shops, Carlingford
  • Marsden Road Uniting Church, Carlingford
  • Woodstock Road shops, Carlingford

8Castle Hill

Walsh Ave, Castle Hill
  • Walsh Ave, Castle Hill

10Constitution Hill

11Denistone

62 Bellevue Ave, Denistone

12Dundas

Kariwara Street, Dundas
  • Kariwara Street, Dundas

15Epping

Dunmore St Epping

16Ermington

  • Allura Crescent, Ermington
  • Cafe 4ty7, Boronia Street, Ermington
  • Bruce Miller Reserve Community Garden, Trumper Street, Ermington [CLOSED – new one to be installed soon]
  • Ermington Uniting Church Preschool – 30 Griffiths St, Ermington
  • Ermington West Public School – Kissing Point Rd, Ermington
  • Tristram Street (corner of Spurway), Ermington
  • 20 Vignes St, Ermington
  • Yarramona Street, Ermington

18Granville

19Greystanes

  • Wenty Children’s Centre

20Guildford

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

21Harris Park

  • 14 Crown Street, Harris Park

22Homebush

24Marsfield

33 Agincourt Rd Marsfield

25Melrose Park

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

26Merrylands

  • Central Gardens Reserve, Merrylands Road, Merrylands

27Mortlake

Grounds of St Patrick’s Church 33 Gale St Mortlake

28North Epping

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

29Northmead

28 Beamish Road, Northmead

31North Rocks

298a North Rocks Road, North Rocks

33Oatlands

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

34Parramatta

  • Evolve Housing, 9-13 Argyle Street, Parramatta
  • 36 Gore Street, Parramatta
  • 43 Marsden St Parramatta (South)
  • Georgie Boy Cafe, George St Gatehouse in Parramatta Park, O’Connell Street, Parramatta
  • Circa Espresso Cafe, 21 Wentworth St, Parramatta

35Pemulwuy

  • Pemulwuy Marketplace

36Putney

Putney Shops

37Rhodes

  • Rhodes Community Garden, Walker St, Rhodes

38Rosehill

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

39Rydalmere

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

40Ryde

Goulding Hill Preschool

41Strathfield

42Sydney Olympic Park

  • Deja Brew Coffee Specialists, Jacaranda Square, 2 Dawn Fraser Ave, Sydney Olympic Park

43Telopea

44Toongabbie

Hopskotch Kindergarten

47West Pennant Hills

48West 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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