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, computers and photocopying, scanning and printing facilities. The computers can be booked either by phone or in-house up to a week in advance. The Library also has a Justice of the Peace service on Mondays and Thursdays from 10am-2pm, and Saturdays from 10am-12pm.
Margaret Martin Library can be contacted via (02) 9093 6100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Margaret Martin Library
The Margaret Martin Library is open 7 days a week with the exception of public holidays.
Day of the week
Monday - Wednesday, Friday
9.30am - 6pm
9.30am - 7pm
9.30am - 4pm
12 noon - 4pm
Margaret Martin Toy and Game Library
The Margaret Martin Toy and Game Library is open 6 days a week and closes for all public holidays.
Day of the week
Monday - Wednesday &
9.30am - 12.30pm
9.30am - 12.30pm & 4pm - 7pm
|Saturday||9.30am - 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.
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.
The closest train stations to the Royal Randwick Shopping Centre are Central or Bondi Junction. From either station connecting bus services take you towards the Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, with buses stopping in both directions in the centre of Belmore Road.
From the City: Bus routes 373, 376, 377, X73, X74 and X77 depart Elizabeth Street
From Central: Bus routes 372, 374 and 376 depart from Eddy Avenue.
From Bondi Junction: Bus routes 314, 316, 317, 348, 400 and 410 depart Bondi Junction bus interchange terminal.
From Maroubra Junction: Routes 400 and 410 depart from Pacific Square Shopping Plaza, Anzac Parade.
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.