Wollongong Library

Whether it’s a copy of the latest novel, free internet, a comfy spot to escape the weather, or learning a new skill, Wollongong Library is your place.

An inclusive and safe space for everyone, Wollongong Library is spread over two floors of the Wollongong City Council building in the heart of Wollongong's CBD.

The Library boasts an extensive collection of books, movies, music and journals, free technology and internet access, and a wealth of expertise all at your fingertips. Wollongong Library is also home to the region's largest local studies collection.

The Library hosts regular events and programs for all ages, from fun preschool literacy to creative and technology workshops for adults.

  • Monday: 9:00am - 8:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 8:30pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 8:30pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am - 5pm
  • Sunday: closed

The after-hours returns chute at Wollongong Library is open every day of the year.

Parking is available in the Council Administration Building. Enter from Stewart Street. Parking fees of $1 per hour (for up to two hours) apply between 9am and 5pm weekdays. On weekends parking is free and un-timed.

On-street parking may also be available in the surrounding area. See the Parking in the City Centre page on Council's website for more information.

Public transport

There is a bus stop in front of the Library building on Burelli Street.

Wollongong Train Station is approximately 1km, or a 15 minute walk away.

See Transport for NSW's website for bus and train route details.

Building access

Wollongong Library is on street level, and has no steps to enter the ground floor. There is lift access to the first floor of the library.


An accessible toilet is available within the Council building, on the ground floor near the library entrance.

Social story

We've made a social story to help people visit and use Wollongong Library.

Going to the Library at Wollongong PDF, 1781.72 KB

Wollongong Library has three study rooms that are free to use.

Study rooms cannot be used for meetings, paid tutoring or commercial activities.

The library is also home to the Library Theatrette and The Lab, which can be booked for events. Conditions apply.

See the Rooms for Study or Hire page for details.

Events at Wollongong Library

Upcoming events are shown below, or see our calendar for more library events.