Readers' Lounge

Randwick City Library has books, magazines, CDs and DVDs as well as eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and spoken word books.

Special Collections

Red Hot Reads - a changing collection of the latest, recently reviewed books. Three-week loan, no renewals, no reserves.

Bestsellers - a selection of current popular books, updated regularly to reflect retail book sales. Three-week loan, no renewals, no reserves.

Hidden Gems - specially selected by library staff; including great reads and old favourites.

Collection Highlights - can include fiction, non-fiction and biography, and is a changing collection with various themes explored throughout the year. Lionel Bowen Library only.

Truth, as they say, is often stranger than fiction and the current Collection Highlights - True Stories - showcasing some of the most interesting and often bizarre true stories in our collection. Novels based on real lives or events, and biographies are also included.

Winners circle - a new collection of literary prize winners. Lionel Bowen Library only.

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

2021 Booker Prize

Congratulations to South African author Damon Galgut who has won the 2021 Booker Prize with The Promise. The Booker Prize is awarded each year for the best novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom or Ireland.  It is one of The English language's most prestigious literary awards.  The shortlist is below:

A passage north cover Cover of Second Place The promise book cover

Sweetness of water book cover Cover of Klara and the Sun Cover of A Town called Solace

Cover of No-one is talking about this The Fortune Men Cover Cover of Bewilderment

Cover of China Room Cover of Great Circle Coverf Light Perpetual

Cover of An Island

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