Northern Beaches Council runs six libraries, and a home library service. Council also supports four community libraries at Avalon, Seaforth, Freshwater and Terrey Hills.
Libraries on the Northern Beaches are open most days of the week, but the opening hours vary from branch to branch.
We are undertaking a review of library use across the Northern Beaches to ensure the opening times of the libraries best suit the needs of our members.
As part of this review we are undertaking door counts at each branch through August/September 2017.
Timeline item 1 - complete
September - October 2017 - data collection
Door counters on the library help to build an accurate picture of current library use.
Community Survey collects customer feedback
Timeline item 2 - complete
October - December 2017 - data analysis
Identification of any improvement to hours for each of the six libraries
Timeline item 3 - complete
Exhibition of any new proposed hours for each library.
Timeline item 4 - complete
June 2018- Proposed hours endorsed
Allocation of hours updated and included in 2018-2019 budget and library operational plan