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Kids

Your library has much more than just books! Find out about borrowing DVDs, CDs, and online resources. Come and enjoy our wide range of collections, programs and services.

We have something for kids of all ages at Waverley Library!

Services

We have an impressive kid-friendly space at Waverley Library, where your little (and bigger) ones can read and discover books or play with our library toys and Lego.

There are screen-free spaces perfect for a shared story and discovery through play, or if you are looking for something a little more technological, why not check out our storytime pods or internet access computers especially available for kid use.

Our storytime pods include a range of read-a-loud stories, as well as games, coding and puzzles for 2-7yr olds. The internet access computers are specifically for children and have all the access and software they could need for online gaming, as well as getting onto Mathletics or completing a PowerPoint presentation.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building as well as a kid friendly study space. No one is being shushed here - we encourage play, fun, collaboration and a warm and welcoming space for parents and children alike.

Programs

There is a HUGE range of programming on offer at the Library, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Our regular free programming during school term includes: Book Babies on Mondays for 0-2yr olds, Rocking Rhymetime on Thursdays for 2-3yr olds and Tales for Tykes on Tuesdays for 3-5yr olds.

We offer a selection of afterschool programming for 5+yrs each term, and of course we couldn’t forget about our School Holiday Programs, festival days and special one-off events.

For more information about our regular storytimes, and to see what is on offer right now please visit our What’s On page.

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Collections

We offer a huge selection of free resources for kids to browse and borrow. Be sure to check out our beautiful board books and picture books, early readers, chapter books and junior graphic novels. With a range of classics to bestsellers for all ages, we are sure to have something you’ll love.

Looking for a DVD, CD or audio book? We have these too. Take a look on our [collections] page for more information about what we have on offer.

Let’s not forget about our amazing free eResources! Using the Overdrive Libby app, you can download kids’ ebooks and e-audio books from home to read on a tablet or e-reader.

If you are finding it difficult to understand your child’s literacy development, why not check out Ziptales, a great service created by teachers to develop and sustain a love of reading in children.

Need help with your homework? We’ve got you covered with a diverse selection of junior non-fiction titles, online databases, and even the free online tutoring service Studiosity that you can access from home.

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Youth & Students

The Library has a range of free services, collections and programs specifically for young people and students.

Services

Need a place to study? We have a large study area with plenty of desks, as well as free study rooms available for Library members. These are great for privacy or group work for projects.  You can make a study room booking by calling 9083 8733.

We also provide you with access to PCs, printing, scanning, WiFi and wireless printing as well!

Find Legal Answers - If you find yourself in a legal situation without necessary resources, the State Library has plenty of information specific to young people and laws which may affect them.

Drug Info - Find the answers to your questions at this State Library resource. This collection is also a great tool for supporting your PDHPE studies.

HSC

The library can help you achieve the very best in your studies.  We offer a wide-ranging HSC collection both within the Library and online . We also host a range of HSC and study events for students to join throughout the year. Check out when the next one is coming up on our What’s on page.

Programs

There are several programs on offer at the Library for young people and students, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Please visit our What’s on page to see what is on offer right now.

With new and exciting programs happening all the time, be the first in the know by signing up for our monthly eNewsletter

Collections

The library’s collection is about far more than books, though we do have an impressive Young Adult fiction collection. Explore the catalogue to find out about borrowing Graphic Novels, Magazines, DVDs, CDs, and more, all for free!

We also offer an impressive range of free ebooks and e-audio books, which can be downloaded from home using Libby to read on a tablet or e-reader.

Need help with your studies? We’ve got you covered with our databases to assist in getting assignments completed. Our databases cover a range of subjects to enhance your knowledge. They can be accessed through our eLibrary.

If you need study assistance why not check out Studiosity. Get free study help from qualified friendly subject specialists in maths, science, English, writing and study skills. This service covers students up to Year 12, as well as those studying at TAFE and University.

Hoonuit (pronounced “who knew it”) is a free service that gives you access to over 50,000 short video tutorials on a range of software and technology. You can learn Windows, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, InDesign and more. All you need is your library card to log in.

Seniors

Our library offers collections, activities and events of interest to older people. Sign up for our email newsletter and be the first to know what’s happening.

Services

We have many relaxing areas in our library where you can sit and browse a newspaper, magazine or book.

Computers and printing are available to access, or you can bring along your own device to access our free WiFi.

Our Home Library Service is free to eligible residents in the Waverley area.  We can deliver a selection of item to your home fortnightly or monthly.

Programs

Come and enjoy some of our regular programs from author talks, Tech Help to craft workshops. Check our What's On page to see what's on offer now.

We have Tech Help volunteers who give personal assistance for common computers, tablets and mobile phones.  Book a FREE one hour session with one of our community volunteers by calling 9083 8733.

Collections

Waverley has a great selection of free resources for your enjoyment.  Check our catalogue for new titles or search for specific authors or subjects.

Our collection includes many titles in large print or talking book formats. You are also able  to borrow an iPad to access our digital audio books, magazines and ebooks.

If you have trouble reading printed format then we have audio read navigators for your enjoyment.

Multilingual

Services

Waverley is a vibrant community and we celebrate community harmony, respect and diversity. Our residents, workers and students are proud to belong and we welcome those who visit and enjoy the area.

We have a large selection of ESL resources available for people wishing to learn English or who are wanting to improve their reading and writing skills.

Collections

We hold books in a variety of languages including; Russian (books and DVDs), Japanese, Chinese (traditional & simplified), French, Italian, Polish, German, Hungarian, Hebrew, Spanish and Portuguese. Please come and explore Waverley Library's community language collections.

Books in languages other than English can be requested from the State Library of NSW on your behalf.  Over 40 languages are available including, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Macedonian, Nepalese, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Serbian, Sinhalese, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu Vietnamese and more. Please let us know of any language in which you read that are not available in our Library and we will place a request with the State Library. It's free of charge.

Newspapers in Chinese and Russian languages are also available.

Online learning

Log in to use our language learning online tools.

Language assistance

We are also able to help anyone who has English as their second language through the following services:

Adults

Services

Relax and enjoy sitting in comfort with a magazine, newspaper or book.  There are plenty of resources to browse and programs to enjoy.

Access to computers, printing, copying and scanning is available as well as free WiFi throughout the building.

Bookable spaces are available for meetings and events.

Working and study spaces are available on both floors of the library.

A Justice of the Peace service is available on Saturdays between 10am and 12noon.

If you're curious about Waverley area, our Local History service will be of interest.

Do you live in the Waverley area but not able to come into the Library or carry books home?  Our free Home Library Service can help you.

Programs

Events, workshops and regular programs are available for your enjoyment.

These range from collage making, sketching, book clubs and author talks.

For technology help, we offer TechTime workshops and one on one assistance.

For more information about library activities please visit our What's On page.
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Collections

Our library has much more than just books! Find out about borrowing DVDs, CDs, MP3s, iPads and online resources.

More than 150,000 resources are available in the library for borrowing or information. Search the library's catalogue for titles, authors and subjects.

Our many online resources cover areas including eBooks and eMagazines, language learning, topical research databases, and film streaming.

Your suggestions for additional items are most welcome.

To assist with your selection there are many book lists to browse as well as online links, including Novelist and Good Reading.

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