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Updated Conditions of Entry from February 13

All visitors are required to check in at the service counter upon arrival. Some modified conditions of entry and services are still in place for the health and safety of our guests and staff. In the event that our maximum visitor capacity is reached, you may be asked to come back later or shorten your visit so that others may enter.
We may ask visitors to wear a face mask in the event that a large number of people gather at any one time, including but not limited to: talk events, workshops, and group gallery visits.

  • Check in at the service counter upon arrival.
  • Comply with posted notices to meet the standards of public hygiene and social distancing measures issued by government authorities.
  • View the exhibition in the gallery.
  • Borrow items from our library.
  • Enter the reading room for browsing of books, magazines and newspapers.
  • Use public WiFi for up to 60 minutes.
  • Enter our premises if you feel unwell or have a fever when we check your temperature at our check-in point.
  • Use an AV booth.
  • Ask you to shorten your visit in the event that maximum capacity is reached, especially if you already have spent more than 60 minutes in our premises.
  • Ask you to come back later in the event that maximum capacity is reached.
  • Keep records of visitors for a minimum period of 28 days. These records will only be for the purpose of tracking COVID-19 infections.

Come and visit our library which boasts over 18,000 Japan-related items. Our collection features a range of material including fiction, non-fiction, manga, DVDs, music CDs and extensive language resources.

Hina Dolls Display at the Library (till March 27)

On the 3rd day of March, families in Japan celebrate their pride in their daughters by displaying an elegant doll set. The figurines represent the Emperor and Empress, and bigger sets also include the Imperial court attendants and luxurious  possessions. Please don’t miss this rare opportunity of viewing the authentic seven-tier doll set outside Japan.

Juvenile Reference Books on Japanese History and Culture

juvenile reading list 260 x 146

We have hand picked  a fun list of library books in English, curated to help you and your children learn more about Japanese history and culture.
We also recommend this to parent to assist in their children’s learning and homework.

Tadoku Online Resources

Would you like to keep your Tadoku reading while you stay safe at home?
We have listed some links to learner-friendly online readers in our Tadoku page. Enjoy!

Kid’s Reward Card

Receive one stamp for each of the following (once per day):
• Borrow one or more kid’s items
• Participate in a library mini event

Please note: Lost cards will not be replaced. For use by kids (grade 6 or less).

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OPENING HOURS / CALENDAR

Mon-Fri: 10am to 6pm
Sat: 10am to 4pm

Please check the conditions of entry before visiting.

Dates subject to change

AFTER HOURS RETURNS
An after-hours returns chute is located at the entrance of the library and available 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm. Access might not be available on retail holidays such as Christmas.

ENQUIRIES
(02) 8239 0055

Banner photo: Brett Boardman

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