Life with kids in Sydney's East
Lionel Bowen Library boasts a collection of 124,000 items including books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. The library has a dedicated Local History room, study room (bookings required), has free Wi-Fi, 23PCs (including three PCs reserved for seniors and four reserved for children), four Macs and photocopying, scanning and printing facilities.
Lionel Bowen Library was officially opened as the Bowen Library on Sunday 25 August 1991 and is named after the late Deputy Prime Minister Lionel Bowen, in appreciation of the contribution he made to the local community. It houses the main library as well as the library's administrative offices, and a community centre on level three, which opened in 2004. The library was officially renamed the Lionel Bowen Library on the 25 August 2016 to celebrate its 25th Anniversary.
Learning Links is located on level three, with The Shack and the Junction Neighbourhood located on the ground floor next to the library. There is a coffee shop in the foyer where you can meet friends and enjoy coffee and other refreshments before heading up to level one where the main library and the Vonnie Young Auditorium are located. The coffee shop opens before the library at 7.30am and closes at 5pm weekdays and 7.30am to 2pm on Saturdays.
Great nooks for reading, desks for kids to do their homework and more.