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.

| Getting a Street Library | Finding a Local Street Library (Map & Suburb List) |

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.


Getting 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


Finding Local Street Libraries

There are now 36 street libraries in the City of Parramatta as well as over 50 in nearby areas! Thanks in large part to 10 street libraries being grants by Liveable Parramatta, City of Ryde Council and City of Canada Bay Council each recently.

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. Concord comes in at number 1 with the most street libraries in one suburb. Followed by Ermington, North Rocks and Parramatta for a tied 2nd place.

1Auburn

Street Library at the animal enclosure

2Beecroft

  • Meadow Close, Beecroft
  • 40A Hannah Street, Beecroft

3Boronia Park

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

4Blacktown

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

5Baulkham Hills

  • 34 Ula Crescent, Baulkham Hills
  • 21 Hilda Road, Baulkham Hills
  • 30 Cross Street, Baulkham Hills

6Breakfast Point

7Carlingford

  • Marsden Road Uniting Church

8Castle Hill

Walsh Ave, Castle Hill
  • Walsh Ave, Castle Hill

10Denistone

62 Bellevue Ave, Denistone

11Dundas

Kariwara Street, Dundas
  • Kariwara Street, Dundas

12Eastwood

290 North Road, Eastwood

13Epping

Dunmore St Epping
  • Dunmore St, Epping
  • 5 George St, Epping
  • Surrey Street, North Epping

14Ermington

  • Bruce Miller Reserve Community Garden, Trumper Street, Ermington
  • Ermington Uniting Church Preschool – 30 Griffiths St, Ermington
  • Ermington West Public School – Kissing Point Rd, Ermington
  • 20 Vignes St, Ermington
  • Yarramona Street, Ermington

15Gladesville

Trim Place, Gladesville
  • Trim Place, Gladesville
  • Glades Bay Walk – Wulaba Track

16Greystanes

  • Wenty Childrens Centre

17Guildford

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

18Homebush

20Marsfield

33 Agincourt Rd Marsfield

21Melrose Park

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

22Merrylands

  • Central Gardens Reserve, Merrylands Road, Merrylands

23Mortlake

Grounds of St Patrick’s Church 33 Gale St Mortlake

24Northmead

28 Beamish Road, Northmead

25North Rocks

298a North Rocks Road, North Rocks
  • 298a North Rocks Road, North Rocks
  • North Rocks Community Church, 132/136 North Rocks Road, North Rocks

26North Ryde

Quarry Road Shops, North Ryde

27Oatlands

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

28Parramatta

  • Evolve Housing, 9-13 Argyle Street, Parramatta
  • Reggio Emilia Early Learning Centre North Parramatta – Bourke Street
  • 36 Gore Street, Parramatta
  • 43 Marsden St Parramatta (South)
  • Circa Espresso Cafe, 21 Wentworth St, Parramatta

29Pemulwuy

  • Pemulwuy Marketplace

30Putney

Putney Shops
  • Putney Shops, Charles Street, Putney
  • Pellisier Road, Putney

31Rosehill

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

32Rydalmere

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

33Ryde

Goulding Hill Preschool

34Strathfield

36Toongabbie

Hopskotch Kindergarten
  • Hopskotch Kindergarten, 54 Binalong Rd, Toongabbie

39West Ryde

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

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