Reader's Lounge

Randwick City Library has books, magazines, CDs and DVDs as well as eBooks, eAudio books and spoken word books. There are also a number of special collections.  

Red Hot Reads is a changing collection of the latest, recently reviewed titles – both fiction and non-fiction.  They can be borrowed for one week only, can’t be renewed and attract late fines of $1.00 per day. They cannot be reserved.  There are Red Hot Reads available at all three branches.

Hidden Gems are books specially selected by library staff; some are old favourites, some are literary prize-winners and some are just a great read – all are worth a second look.  Hidden Gems are lent for three weeks and can be reserved and renewed. They are located in the beginning of the Adult Fiction sections at Lionel Bowen Library and Malabar Library the end of the Adult Fiction section at Margaret Martin Library.

Collection Highlights include fiction, non-fiction and biography.

The current collection celebrates The Americas and includes writers not only from the USA but from Central and South America, and Canada.  It includes iconic and little known authors.

The Collection Highlights shelf is opposite the circulation desk at Lionel Bowen Library in the adult fiction area.  These books can be reserved and renewed.  The Highlights change and we will be featuring various genres, literary prize-winners, and world literature throughout the year.

All three branches feature new books – just ask our staff to show you where they are.

2018 Man Booker Winner is Milkman by Anna Burns

The 2018 Man Booker prize was announced on 20 September.  The Man Booker Prize is open to writers of any nationality writing in English and published in the UK and Ireland. This year’s shortlist recognises three writers from the UK, two from the US, and one from Canada.

Milkman by Anna Burns


*eBook also available

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

*eBook also available


Everything Under by Daisy Johnson

*eBook also available


The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

*eBook also available


The Overstory by Richard Powers

*eBook also available


The Long Take by Robin Robertson

*eBook also available

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