FAQs

Starting a Library 

No.

But we’d encourage you to put a ‘point on the map’ so others can find your library.

You can get a high quality outdoor sticker (with your own unique library number on it) from our online shop. There are a few benefits from registering your library that you probably wont appreciate till you’re up and running! Every dollar you spend supports our not for profit mission.

You’ll often find people in your neighbourhood wanting to donate books – putting yourself on the map helps everyone!

Did you find this FAQ helpful?
8
2
  • Homepage says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed!
    Very helpful information specially the last part 🙂 I care for such
    info a lot. I was looking for this certain information for a very
    long time. Thank you and good luck.

  • cam,girl says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Muchos Gracias for your article.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing.

  • Richie says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Pretty! This was a really wonderful post. Many thanks for providing these details.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Hey would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using?
    I’m looking to start my own blog in the near
    future but I’m having a tough time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs
    and I’m looking for something completely unique.
    P.S My apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic blog article.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

  • anchor says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You really make it appear really easy together with your presentation however
    I find this topic to be really one thing that I believe
    I would never understand. It kind of feels too complex and extremely
    large for me. I am looking forward to your next post, I’ll attempt to get
    the cling of it!

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually something
    that I think I would never understand. It seems
    too complex and extremely broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

  • facebook says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.
    Your web site offered us with valuable information to work on. You have done an impressive job and our whole
    community will be grateful to you.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Good afternoon. Great article.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Good evening. Thanks for this info! Excellent article.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    I appreciate you sharing this blog.Really thank you!

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Enjoyed every bit of your article post.Thanks Again. Will read on…

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Your way of telling everything in this paragraph is really pleasant,
    every one be capable of without difficulty know it,
    Thanks a lot.

  • house buying says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    I like it when individuals come together and share views.
    Great site, stick with it!

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    I am no longer sure the place you are getting your information, but good topic.
    I needs to spend some time finding out more or figuring out more.
    Thank you for magnificent info I used to be in search of this info for my mission.

  • Kristofer says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Generally I do not read article on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to check out and do
    it! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thank you, quite nice article.

  • udimi solo says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    No matter if some one searches for his vital thing, therefore he/she needs to be available that
    in detail, therefore that thing is maintained over here.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Does your site have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but,
    I’d like to shoot you an e-mail. I’ve got some ideas for your
    blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great
    blog and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    These two are some real messy eaters!

  • dank memes says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for video memes

  • guitar picks says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    I am sure this post has touched all the internet
    people, its really really pleasant paragraph on building up new weblog.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Good evening. Thanks a lot! Interesting page :).

  • Popcorn says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Would you like some popcorn?

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    No one can ever say this site is boring!

  • rite says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Your mode ᧐f telling everything in this post is іn faϲt
    gоod, еvеry one be abⅼe tօ easily understand it,
    Tһanks a lot.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Way to go Edward. This blog is amazing!

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Don’t forget the grilled onions!

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Have yourself a very good day!

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Got milk?

  • Fake Shoes says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Try not to laugh!

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Hmm is ɑnyone else encountering ρroblems ԝith the
    pictures ⲟn this blog loading? I’m trying to determine іf itѕ a probⅼem on my end or
    іf іt’s the blog. Any responses ѡould ƅe greatly appreciated.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Way to go!

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    I read this post fulⅼy regɑrding the resemblance оf
    ⅼatest ɑnd preceding technologies, it’s awesome article.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    I’ve got this…

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Good afternoon. Thank you…Great article.

  • Latashia says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Hi there i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anyplace, when i read this
    post i thought i could also make comment due to this
    good piece of writing.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Good evening. Many thanks 🙂 Interesting page :).

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Hello there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay.
    I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

  • zgjdcs.com says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    I think this is among the most important info for me.
    And i am glad reading your article. But want to remark
    on few general things, The web site style is perfect, the articles is really nice :
    D. Good job, cheers

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    I never knew pants came in so many different colors!

  • Zak says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Excellent post. I’m experiencing a few of these issues as well..

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Good afternoon. Thanks for this info! Love your blog!.

  • Typing says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Which way did he go George?

  • Happy Woman says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Can whales get fleas?

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Greetings! I know this is kind of off topic but I
    was wondering if you knew where I could find a captcha plugin for
    my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having
    problems finding one? Thanks a lot!

  • hybrid car says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    The Favorite manufacturer Globally is Incorporating new 2019 Toyota Sienna Hybrid After the continued success of Prius hybrid versions, Toyota is adding more hybrid versions in its 2018 and 2019 lineup.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Hi! Thanks a lot! Interesting page :).

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    I think these old wine lovers would enjoy your post.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Howdy! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect against hackers?
    I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any suggestions?

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    After I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments
    are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the exact same comment.
    Perhaps there is an easy method you are able to remove me
    from that service? Cheers!

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Hello. Thanks.Excellent article.

  • Click Here says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Hello. Thanks for this info! Excellent article.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Good evening. Thank you…Interesting page :).

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Good evening. Great article.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    It sure took a lot of research to make an article like this.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    No one seems to know what’s going on with that pot of noodles on the stove. I know not a least one of you have looked at them.

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    There’s numerous ways to get your very own Street Library, look first at our Build page for tips on making your own or if you’d rather Buy one, you can do this too.

    Did you find this FAQ helpful?
    4
    0
  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    I really enjoy the blog. Want more.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    A big thank you for your blog article.Thanks Again. Will read on…

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Hello. Love your blog!.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Really enjoyed this blog.Really looking forward to read more.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Major thanks for the post.Thanks Again. Great.

  • wedding ring says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Hello. Great article.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Hello. Thanks for this info! Interesting page :).

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Do you like to smell the breath of someone who just ate garlic?

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Well, I think some people do – it’s up to the individual librarian.

    If you’re a hands on kind of person, who like to know whats going on, then maybe a logbook makes sense. Think of it like a ‘visitor book’ for your library.

    People will:

    • Enthuse and say thanks to you in the logbook
    • Leave each other book recommendations
    • Record which books they leave, if they are inclined to do so (“50 Shades of Grey, left by Sister Innocenta of St Marys Church”)

    Try it, and see what happens – then share you story with us.

    Tag: General
    Did you find this FAQ helpful?
    0
    0
  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Hi! Many thanks 🙂 Great article.

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Short answer = Yes.

    Long answer = Don’t put it on the verge.

    Longer Answer = Maybe Not.

    You are always better off installing your library on your property, or property you control.

    Having a library on your property means:

    • You get your library going faster (speaking to council can take years)
    • You don’t need anyone else’s permission
    • You control it better, and these libraries are generally better looked after than ones that are on community property
    • There is zero chance you’ll find your pride and joy library removed by an over-zealous council worker

    However, some councils do turn a blind eye to great community projects like this, or indeed, have a great set of policies that might encourage Street Libraries.

    We’ve written a list of the ways council can help here.

    Our experience is that speaking to council will:

    • Add time to your project (average 6-9 months)
    • Add cost to your project (average $500-$2,000 – and do you have public liability insurance?)
    • Add complexity to your project (you’ll have to explain to council that no, it won’t be used to store drugs, and yes, we’ll monitor it daily in case anyone puts something dodgy in it)

    So, it’s a decision you have to make.

    But, in the interests of getting things going we’d say – put it on your property.

     

    Did you find this FAQ helpful?
    5
    0
  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Awesome blog article.Really thank you! Cool.

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

     

    General Information

    Yes, anyone may contribute or take books. The more the merrier! If you take a book (or two) from a Library, you do not need to return that exact book. However, in order to keep the Street Library full of good choices for the whole neighborhood, the next time you swing by the Library bring a few books to share.

    Street Library book exchanges function on the honor system; everyone contributes to ensure there are always quality books inside.

    This way, we all win!

    Category: General
    Tag: General
    Did you find this FAQ helpful?
    15
    0
  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Good afternoon. Really enjoyed reading this page.

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Street libraries support councils’ strategic priorities including community, cultural, creative, equity, place-making, street activation, safety, sustainability, walkability and active transport objectives.

    Many councils across Australia are supporting street libraries in their local area including the City of Sydney, Randwick, Canterbury, Marrickville, Waverley, Gosford, Shoalhaven, Banyule and Wodonga.

    There are many ways your council can support street libraries in your area:

    1. Run a workshop for your staff to build libraries to give away to community groups
    2. Establish a street library page on your website informing the local community about street libraries
    3. Create a street library donation program to provide free street libraries to community groups and others in your area
    4. Include a link on your webpage to Street Library Australia’s existing street library donation program
    5. Buy and install street libraries in your parks, squares, child care centres, libraries, child care centres etc
    6. Work with local artists, school children etc to paint street libraries
    7. Provide grants for us to build and ship street libraries to your communities.
    8. Run a competition for local residents, schools, community groups etc to win some street libraries
    9. Issue a media release about your council’s support for street libraries
    10. Adopt a street library policy with objectives, targets and actions
    11. Update your councils’ strategic plans to identify your council’s policy, targets and actions etc
    12. Allocate funding for a street library program in your council’s next annual update to its 10-year capital works plan and long term financial plan
    13. Register street libraries installed in your area on Street Library Australia’s website

    Please contact us if you’d like to discuss how your council can support street libraries in your local area.

    Category: General
    Did you find this FAQ helpful?
    1
    0

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Street Libraries are, essentially, a box of books, planted in your (or your neighbour’s) front yard. They are accessible from the street, and are essentially an invitation to share the joy of reading.

    Street Libraries are a window into the mind of the neighbourhood; books come and go; no-one needs to check them in or out. People can simply reach in and take what interests them; when they are done, they can return them to the Street Library network, or pass them on to friends.

    If anyone has a book or two that they think others would enjoy, they can just pop it into any Street Library they happen to be walking past.
    They are a symbol of trust and hope – a tiny vestibule of literary happiness

    Category: General
    Tag: General
    Did you find this FAQ helpful?
    2
    0

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    There’s many ways you can help, read our page on how to help.

    Category: General
    Did you find this FAQ helpful?
    0
    0

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    We sure are. You can find out more about our organisation on our Contact Us page – reach out to us!.

    Category: General
    Tag: General
    Did you find this FAQ helpful?
    0
    0

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Yes, you can although at this stage Street Library Incorporated is not registered for deductible gift recipient status. (We are trying to change this)

    If you’re keen to support us, you can sponsor a library, purchase one or donate some in kind materials to us.

    Reach out to us here.

    Category: General
    Tag: Support
    Did you find this FAQ helpful?
    0
    0

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    It’s simple.

    All libraries enhance literacy.
    Whether they’re owned by council, on someone’s bookshelf, or on the street being shared by people walking by.
    Picking up a book means you practice your reading skills, whether you’re a child, an adult or someone for whom ‘paid’ books are out of bounds.
    Many of our users are people who can’t get a library card (no ID), don’t have the money to buy a book, and don’t have a place to keep it.
    If they’re reading, they are practising literacy.
    Kids who use our libraries are practicing the habit of reading without instruction (from a teacher, or parent) – and without the need to buy a book, or check one out from a library.
    If you’d like more information on how libraries help literacy, this is a fascinating paper by UNESCO.
    Here’s a snippet.
    All over the world libraries are dedicated to providing free and equitable access to information for all, be it in written, electronic or audiovisual form. They play a key role in creating literate environments and promoting literacy by offering relevant and attractive reading material for all ages and all literacy levels and by offering adult and family literacy classes. They embrace the social responsibility to offer services that bridge social, political and economic barriers, and traditionally make a special effort to extend their services to marginalized people. Libraries assist in finding, using and interpreting appropriate information that opens up opportunities for lifelong learning, literacy enhancement, informed citizenship, recreation, creative imagination, individual research, critical thinking, and ultimately, empowerment in an increasingly complex world.
    Category: General
    Did you find this FAQ helpful?
    0
    0
  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Appreciate you sharing, great post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Short answer = Yes.

    Long answer = Don’t put it on the verge.

    Longer Answer = Maybe Not.

    You are always better off installing your library on your property, or property you control.

    Having a library on your property means:

    • You get your library going faster (speaking to council can take years)
    • You don’t need anyone else’s permission
    • You control it better, and these libraries are generally better looked after than ones that are on community property
    • There is zero chance you’ll find your pride and joy library removed by an over-zealous council worker

    However, some councils do turn a blind eye to great community projects like this, or indeed, have a great set of policies that might encourage Street Libraries.

    We’ve written a list of the ways council can help here.

    Our experience is that speaking to council will:

    • Add time to your project (average 6-9 months)
    • Add cost to your project (average $500-$2,000 – and do you have public liability insurance?)
    • Add complexity to your project (you’ll have to explain to council that no, it won’t be used to store drugs, and yes, we’ll monitor it daily in case anyone puts something dodgy in it)

    So, it’s a decision you have to make.

    But, in the interests of getting things going we’d say – put it on your property.

     

    Did you find this FAQ helpful?
    5
    0
  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Awesome blog article.Really thank you! Cool.

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Step 1: Click the magnifying glass in the top left corner to open the search bar.

    Step 2: Type the address you’re looking for in to the search bar, and click search to find all nearby street libraries. You can also set the range of your search area – so you can find all street libraries within 5km or expand your search radius out to a maximum of 50km!

    Step 3: Once you’ve searched an address, the map will zoom in to that general area. Once it’s done that, you just need to click on the blue circle closest to the area that you’re looking for – this will allow you to see smaller areas in more detail.

    Step 4: After you’ve clicked down into a specific area, you’ll be able to view the exact locations of street libraries, and even see photos of the street libraries in that area! Then you can visit them and start borrowing!

    Category: General
    Did you find this FAQ helpful?
    0
    0

    Category: General
    Did you find this FAQ helpful?
    0
    1
  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Very informative article post. Want more.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    I don’t like cheese.

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Payments for libraries

    Yes.

    When you make your order, choose ‘Direct Bank Transfer’ and then either:

    • Make a payment direct to our bank account (you’ll receive the BSB and Account details at the time of sale)
    • Send us a cheque to:
      • Street Library HQ
        1a Macdonald St
        Erskineville
        NSW 2043

    We’ll wait till any payment clears before dispatching your library.

    Did you find this FAQ helpful?
    0
    0
  • Deb says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    After going over a few of the articles on your blog, I honestly like your way of blogging.

    I saved as a favorite it to my bookmark site list and will
    be checking back soon. Please visit my web site as well and
    let me know your opinion.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Im obliged for the post.Really thank you! Want more.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    wow, awesome blog post.Much thanks again.

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Yes – we will provide one by email when you finalise your purchase.

    Those persnickety folks in the Account Department will be happy, and your library will start winging it’s way towards you.

    Did you find this FAQ helpful?
    1
    0
  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact used to be a entertainment account it. Glance advanced to far introduced agreeable from you! However, how can we keep up a correspondence?

  • Huamai says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    I liked as much as you’ll receive performed right here. The caricature is tasteful, your authored material stylish. nevertheless, you command get got an shakiness over that you wish be delivering the following. ill certainly come further beforehand again as exactly the same nearly a lot often within case you shield this hike.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    I simply needed to thank you so much once more. I do not know the things I would’ve tried without these recommendations revealed by you on such a field. It seemed to be an absolute scary setting in my view, nevertheless seeing the professional way you managed the issue took me to leap with gladness. Now i’m grateful for this assistance as well as hope you know what a great job that you’re putting in teaching the rest through the use of your webblog. I’m certain you have never met any of us.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say excellent blog!

  • Anonymous says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You are a very bright individual!

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Looking forward to reading more. Great article post.Much thanks again. Great.

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    wonderful issues altogether, you simply received emblem new|a new} reader. What would you suggest in regards to your submit that you just made a few days in the past? Any positive?

  • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Unquestionably consider that that you said. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the net the simplest factor to be mindful of. I say to you, I certainly get irked while people consider worries that they just don’t realize about. You controlled to hit the nail upon the highest as smartly as|and also|and} defined out the entire thing without having side effect , people can take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thank you

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Got a question that isn’t answered yet? Ask us here:

    Question Title:

    What question is being answered?

    FAQ Author:

    What name should be displayed with your FAQ?

     

    Share This