Library Service
Hornsby Shire Council is continuing to adjust to the challenges of COVID-19, launching services to deliver books and plants to people’s homes.

“These are challenging times that affect everybody and Council is working hard to find ways to make it easier for our community members,” Hornsby Shire Mayor Philip Ruddock said.

“At the same time we are doing everything possible to adjust our operations so we can get on with the services we have been entrusted to deliver.”

The library’s Pick and Drop service will allow members to choose items – including books, DVDs, CDs and other media – from the extensive catalogue to be delivered to their door.

“If you’re not sure what you want, you can simply describe your interests and our dedicated staff will choose something especially for you,” Mayor Ruddock said.

“The goal is to support social distancing, helping to keep people’s minds active as they remain isolated in their homes.”

Staff will arrange a pick-up once the four-week loan period has expired. If you are not yet a library member you can join online.

Visit to find out more and access the service.

Hornsby Library also launched a Facebook page to keep residents up to date with available services, while also entertaining and engaging them with posts about a range of topics.

Vegetable Seedlings
Another new Council initiative is the Nursery Express service, which will deliver vegetable seedlings from our Community Nursery to people’s homes.

“A lot of people are seeing this time in isolation as an opportunity to develop their green thumbs and we want to encourage that,” Mayor Ruddock said.

“It would be a great side benefit of this unfortunate situation if we come out the other side with a host of backyard vegetable patches scattered across the Shire.”

To access the Nursery Express service visit

“We are determined to do everything in our power to help our community through this unprecedented situation, while continuing to provide the services that are at the core of our mission statement.”

Let our library team select something for you, based on your interests. If you’re not already a member join online and begin your library journey with us!