Readers' Lounge

Randwick City Library has books, magazines, CDs and DVDs as well as eBooks, eAudiobooks 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 - 10 copies 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; old favourites, literary prize-winners but some are just a great read.

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 - showcase 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 Miles Franklin Award

Congratulations to all the writers nominated for the 2021 Miles Franklin Award longlist. It is awarded to a novel "of the highest literary merit" which presents "Australian life in any of its phases". It is a major literary prize which recognises and celebrates Australian writers’ contribution to literature.

And the winner is  The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey, a beautifully written meditation on grief, loneliness and the healing power of art.


*Cover of Amnesty *Cover of The Rain Heron *Cover of At the edge of the Solid World

Cover of Infinite Splendours *Cover of The Labyrinth *Cover of Luckys

Cover of Stone Sky Gold Mountain Cover of The Fifth Season Cover of Song of the Crocodile

*Cover of The Inland Sea

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