Library Hours Review

Project Overview

Consultation is now closed.

We have reviewed opening hours of our libraries and are proposing some new times. You will find all the details in the background section of this page and through our frequently asked questions (FAQs). Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback.

  • Consultation Open (5 - 26 August 2019)

    Have Your Say on the review of the City of Playford Library Service Opening Hours. Consultation is open from Monday 5 August 2019, until close of business, Monday 26 August 2019.

  • Feedback Review (27 August - 6 September 2019)

    Contributions to this consultation are closed for evaluation and review. 

  • Decision & Communication (October 2019)

    The final outcomes of the consultation will be provided in October 2019.

Have Your Say
Library Opening Hours Review

We are looking to redistribute our current opening hours on a Sundays at Stretton and Civic Centre Libraries - and you are invited to have your say.

Council is proposing to close Stretton Centre Library and open the Civic Centre on the Sunday instead (our current and proposed hours are below).

We are focused on growing visitation, broadening the programming and continuing to be a place of learning and access for the community. Our Civic Centre Library attracted 220,000 visits in the 2018/19 Financial Year, an increase of 66% from 2015/16. 

To support this renewed focus and growth, and aligning to the new projects underway in the CBD, we are intending to seek community feedback on a proposal to extend the current operating hours at the Civic Centre Library from six days to seven days per week.

Presently, the Stretton Centre Library attracts 124,000 visits per annum and is open across seven days. Due to low library attendance on Sundays, the intention is to allocate these Sunday opening hours to the Civic Centre Library which is showing strong Saturday visitation already.

With the popularity of our Civic Centre branch, in addition to the flow of activity occurring around Playford's up and coming CBD, we believe this will make our library service more accessible for our customers.

This addition to the Civic Centre Library hours from 1pm-4pm Sundays and reduction in the Stretton Centre opening hours will result in no additional cost to Council and ratepayers and will allow the branch visitation to continue to grow and increase valued community utilisation.

Community consultation on this proposal will open from 5 - 26 August 2019.

Everyone is invited to have a say by completing an online survey via this project page, or by filling out a feedback form at one of our branches.