Thirroul and Corrimal libraries to open longer hours

booksTHIRROUL and Corrimal libraries will open longer hours from Saturday with an emphasis on offering more consistency across the city.

Following feedback from more than 1,400 library customers and analysis of library usage, Wollongong City Council approved new opening hours. Major changes to library opening times include:

  • District libraries at Corrimal, Thirroul, Dapto and Warrawong to open from 9.30am Monday to Friday; they are currently open at 10am Monday to Friday and at 1pm on Wednesday.
  • All libraries to open from 9.30am to 1pm on Saturday (Wollongong Central Library will continue to open until 5.00pm)
  • Additional opening hours at Thirroul – six hours per week, to create consistency with other District libraries.
  • Augmented hours at Helensburgh – increase opening from 24 hours per week to 39.5 hours per week, close at 7pm Tuesday evenings.
  • Consistent daily hours at Unanderra with no lunch time closure – increase operations by 5.5 hours per week.
  • Earlier closure of Warrawong Library from 6pm (current) to 5pm Mon-Wed and from 6pm to 5pm Friday.
  • Wollongong Central Library will close at 6pm on Friday, currently open until 8.30pm.

For more information you can contact Council’s Customer Service on (02) 4227 7111

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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