Penrith Council Offices and Libraries closed over Christmas and New Year break

Monday, 12 December 2022

The Penrith Civic Centre, St Marys Council Office and Penrith City Library’s three branches will be closed during the Christmas and New Year holiday period from Saturday 24 December 2022 until Tuesday 3 January 2023.

Penrith City Library’s branches will be operating on shortened hours on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 December 2022 before closing at 1pm on Saturday 24 December, with Penrith City Council’s Penrith Civic Centre and St Marys Office operating on shortened hours before closing at 12pm on Friday 23 December and reopening at 8am on Tuesday 3 January.

Residents are encouraged to continue to access Penrith Council’s Online Services Portal during the break with any enquiries and requests at

Limited phone services will be available during this period for emergency calls only. Waste services will continue as per the scheduled collection day with increased collections of all bins occurring for a two-week period between Monday 26 December 2022 and Friday 6 January 2023.

Penrith City Library members can still access the eLibrary during the closure period via the free Penrith City Library app, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, the Local History Blog, online eResources such as the Sydney Morning Herald, Transparent Language Online, and Ziptales’ online interactive stories for kids. Tickets for January school holiday programs are available via the app. The Library catalogue can be accessed via

Return chutes will be closed during this period. Physical items borrowed after Friday 1 December 2022 will be due on Friday 6 February 2023.

Council’s offices and Penrith City Library’s branches will reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2023 under normal operating hours.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Monday, 12 December 2022.