Randwick Branch Library was opened in 1990 and in 2012 was renamed the Margaret Martin Library in honour of Margaret Martin, Council's first female mayor. Margaret Martin was first elected to Council in 1983, and re-elected three times in 1987, 1991 and 1995. She was elected mayor twice, in 1992, and again in 1996. Council decided to rename the library in her honour to recognise and promote the leadership and historic achievements of women in the Randwick community.
Margaret Martin Library boasts a collection of 40,000 items including books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. Refurbished in 2009, the library has two small and one large meeting room for hire which can be divided in two. The Library has free Wi-Fi plus public computers and photocopying, scanning and printing facilities. Computers can be booked online, over the phone or in person up to a week in advance, study rooms can be reserved up to 2 days in advance. The Library also has a Justice of the Peace service.
Margaret Martin Library can be contacted via (02) 9093 6100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opening hours (max 160 people)
The Margaret Martin Library is currently open 7 days a week with the exception of public holidays. The Margaret Martin Toy and Game Library is closed on Sundays.
Please note: public computers will become unavailable 15 minutes before closing time.
Day of the week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
9.30am - 6pm
9.30am - 7pm
9.30am - 4pm
12.00pm - 4pm
Directions and parking
Margaret Martin Library is located within the Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, 7km from the Sydney CBD. The Library is located on Level 1 of the centre, in the North-Eastern corner (near Australia Post and Fitness First).
Royal Randwick Shopping Centre has an undercover car park accessible with 530 spaces. The car park entrance is accessible by driving north on Avoca Street.
All patrons enjoy 2 hours of free parking within the centre with parking free all day on Sundays.
If travelling on the Sydney Light Rail, take the L2 Randwick Line to High Street, Randwick (Stop ID 2031201). For information, view the Transport NSW Randwick Stop Guide. From here, it is a short walk across Belmore Road to the Royal Randwick Shopping Centre.
The closest train stations to the Royal Randwick Shopping Centre are Central or Bondi Junction. From there, you can find connecting bus services to take you to Randwick with stops in both directions in the centre of Belmore Road. From Central you can also find connecting light rail services. Plan your journey with Transport NSW Trip Planner.
All areas of the Margaret Martin Library are wheelchair accessible. Ambulant toilets are located within the Royal Randwick Shopping Centre for patron use. Disabled parking is available in the centre's undercover car park; drive to the lower level B2 for more Disabled parking bays.