The Hunters Hill community library is known as The Yarn. We have partnered with Lane Cove Library to deliver library services to our community via our shopfront service operating out of 64 Gladesville Road, Hunters Hill (in the arcade next to Hunters Hill Hotel).

The Yarn members have physical access to the Shorelink libraries, which includes all libraries in Lane Cove, Mosman and North Sydney.

Shorelink Libraries link the Lower North Shore Council Libraries of Lane Cove , Mosman  and North Sydney. A Shorelink Library card entitles members to borrow from all Shorelink Libraries. The online catalogue offers a choice of local or network wide information. The libraries also provide access to a range of online databases and eResources.

The Yarn is open to the public between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. 

The Catalogue

There is a limited range of books that are held on location at the Yarn at any one time. However, you will be able to browse the online catalogue of Lane Cove Library, through which you can arrange a click and collect, where the books will be delivered to the Yarn for you.

Book Lovers

Discover the Library’s newest reading materials or connect with other readers on the BookChat blog. Book Club members can find kits to borrow for their next meeting.

Databases and eResources

Your Library membership gives you access to a vast range of digital resources including research databases, eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines.

News and Events

Stay up-to-date with adult and junior library events  such as author talks, movie screenings, book launches, digital education, story time and much more.

Click here to browse the full range that the catalogue has to offer.

You can also opt to Click and Collect from The Yarn at 64 Gladesville Road, Hunters Hill, using this form, which is a free service to members.

Become a Library Member

Signing up to be a member is as easy as heading to the sign-up page below. You just need to be a resident of Hunter’s Hill Council!

There are many ways to enjoy our extensive collection of books, DVDs, magazines, graphic novels and more. We can also help you to find something new to read by asking our friendly staff or using the online resources.

Become a Library Member

Returning Books

We make it as easy as possible for you to return your books!

You have two options for returning books. If the library is open, you can return the books directly to the Yarn staff, or you can drop the book into the returns box (located on the kitchen countertop). If the library is closed, or you are in a rush, you can drop them into the Yarn returns shute, which is located out on the street, near the entrance to the arcade and adjacent to the bus stop.

What’s on?

Join our lunchtime conversations, online workshops and classes or keep your children entertained with our popular storytime and baby bounce sessions available on:

  • Storytime – Wednesdays at 11am (aimed at preschool aged children)
  • Baby Bounce – Fridays at 11am (aimed at 0-3 year old's). 

In addition to the above regular activities, there are also occasional village talks, or other special events. Find out more about upcoming library and special events.

Work and Study

Community members are welcome to visit during the opening hours (10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday) and make use of the free wifi, as well as public computers, or plug in your laptop.

Please note that the space may not be entirely silent and you may expect to encounter some amount of noise disturbance for example from children or phone calls etc to.