Are there any liability issues with starting a Street Library?

As long as you have permission from the property owner and install your Street Library securely and out of the way of foot traffic, you are not likely to have any issues. Be sure to keep your Street Library in good condition (fresh paint, clean, accessible) to...

I work for a local council – how can we help spread the word?

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...

How do Street Libraries help literacy?

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...

Do I need to register to make a Street 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...

Can I donate to support Street Libraries?

Yes, you can Street Library Incorporated is registered for deductible gift recipient status. Donate Now! 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.

What is a Street Library?

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;...