‘Burgh library open longer hours

HELENSBURGH Library is now open 39.5 hours each week – an increase of 15.5 hours on previous opening times.
Following feedback from more than 1,400 library customers and analysis of library usage, Wollongong City Council reviewed its opening hours across all seven libraries, with Helensburgh Library now opening from 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 6pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 7pm on Tuesdays.
The library is open from 9.30am to 1pm on Saturdays.
Manager Library and Community Services Jenny Thompson said Helensburgh is a growing community, with a high number of families and a significant commuter population, so it’s important that there is good access to the local library.
“The library now has three computers for the public with free internet access and the library has free Wi-Fi for customers who want to bring in their own laptop or tablet and connect to the internet. Library staff also co-ordinate a free story time session for pre-schoolers each fortnight on Wednesdays at 10.30am.”
For more information on the new library opening times or library enquiries you can contact Council’s Customer Service on (02) 4227 7111 or visit Council’s website.


About Mick Roberts

A Sydney 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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