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Woollahra Library at Double Bay

Attractions, Libraries Double Bay Free
 (Photograph: John Gollings)
Photograph: John Gollings
 (Photograph: John Gollings)
Photograph: John Gollings
 (Photograph: John Gollings)
Photograph: John Gollings
 (Photograph: John Gollings)
Photograph: John Gollings

Time Out says

This Willy Wonka of libraries could convert even the most ardent library sceptic. The three-level space is bursting with greenery, from the vertical plant wall to the hanging vines that cascade from above; giving the feeling of being in the midst of an indoor garden. The children’s area is ripe for fostering growing imaginations, with arts and crafts, cushioned wall crevices and even a slippery slide!

The clever design continues on the second level with the wide staircase doubling as an amphitheatre. Head upstairs again, and you’ll find meeting rooms and private booths as well as an impressive local history collection. Did we mention there’s a fireplace? You may not ever want to leave.


Address: 451
Lvl 1
New South Head Road
Double Bay
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm; Sat, Sun 10am-4pm
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