Billed as one of the most affluent suburbs of Sydney city, Gladesville is home to a fast-growing population which as of 2016 stood at 11,800 residents. Being a hot-spot for families with school-going kids, the suburb has a well-established education system and is conveniently located within the vicinity of some of the most prestigious schools and libraries in the Northern Suburbs of Sydney City. Outlined below are some of the top libraries and learning resource centers in and around Gladesville, NSW according to Britlock Locksmiths Gladesville:
Gladesville Library – 6 Pittwater Rd, Gladesville NSW 2111
The Gladesville Library is one of four “satellite” libraries that fall under the Ryde Library System. The facility is located immediately opposite the fast-growing Victoria Road shopping strip in Gladesville and currently boasts of being home to a notable collection of physical and electronic research and learning materials including books, computers, newspapers, and magazines just to mention a few.
Despite being one of the smallest libraries in the area, the facility has some incredible features including plenty of quiet study areas with natural lighting and comfy chairs, an automated borrowing system, a meeting room, wheelchair accessibility, free Wi-Fi, public access computers, friendly staff, and a free parking lot. The library also offers several programs that are designed to instill a reading habit especially in the minds of young kids.
Ryde Library – 1 Pope St, Ryde NSW 2112
Located just a few minutes from Gladesville, the Ryde Library is the largest library in the Ryde Library System. It is also one of the largest libraries in Sydney City. The library has some incredible modern features and a huge collection of books and other learning and research reference materials including old and new magazines/newspapers from all the major publications around the globe.
Other highlights of the facility include free Wi-Fi, spacious study areas, group study rooms, wheelchair accessibility, automated services, baby change rooms, a grand piano, public access computers, and a giant chess game. All libraries within the Ryde Library System have return chutes for after-hours use. Children’s activities include games, storytelling sessions, art and craft, singing, and science workshops among other things.
Other notable libraries that are located near Gladesville include TAFE NSW Meadowbank Library in Meadowbank, West Ryde Library in West Ryde, TAFE NSW Ryde Library in Ryde, and North Ryde Library in North Ryde and the Br. Ligouri Resources Centre located within St Joseph’s College in Hunters Hill.
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