Wagga City Library supporters have preferred to wait for permission for the public space to reopen rather than join a campaign to ease pandemic restrictions.
Like many other municipal services, the library has been closed to the public since March in response to the coronavirus.
NSW opposition leader Jodi McKay has called on the state government to allow libraries to reopen, arguing there was "no reason" to treat them differently to restaurants and outdoor pools that were running in a limited capacity.
Wagga deputy mayor and NSW Public Libraries Association president Dallas Tout said the city council would follow the state government's decisions on when to reopen libraries.
"Each library sits under its own council and each council is autonomous and can make its own decisions but really at the moment under corona, we are under the advice and guidance of the state government under the public health order," he said.
"Whether it will be a staged opening like with cafes and restaurants or reopening with social distancing and other measures in place, councils have been abiding with those state government guidelines and I don't see why they wouldn't in the future.
"So if that means it's a few more weeks then it means it's a few more weeks and if it's two more months then that's what it is."
A NSW Health spokesperson said the government was continuing to consider when and under what circumstances the various restrictions could be eased.
"NSW Health is constantly assessing data and modelling that tracks current COVID-19 infection rates and future health risks for community," the spokesperson said.
"This evidence-based approach allows NSW Health to provide advice to the government to assist in making informed decisions as to services that can be re- opened to the community.
"This is especially important for vulnerable population groups who may rely on essential and community services for their health and well-being."
Friends of the Wagga City Library president Gretchen Sleeman said library users had "definitely" been missing their physical access to services.
"The Riverina Regional Library has put a lot of work behind the scenes with online materials, allowing the download of books and online story time," she said.
"They have also been creating remote services aimed at people who come in to learn English at the Language Cafe.
"I think everybody would be looking forward to the library reopening as it's such a social hub."
Mrs Sleeman said it might be difficult for the library to reopen with the current limit of 10 people at a time for other indoor venues.
"Only being in there for an hour might not work for the way that many people use the library," she said.
"The library had 700 people coming in every day, and that didn't count the little kiddies in prams or toddlers.
"You are looking at 10 people at a time when you open at 11am and close at 6pm with an average of 700 people a day; it doesn't compute very well."
Wagga City Library has placed many of its services online during the pandemic.
Cr Tout said the NSW Public Libraries Association had allocated $85,000 to councils across the state to expand their libraries' services on the internet.
"We have had about an 80 to 90 per cent take-up over the past few weeks and we know that has gone to online presences like more storytime, more e-resources, more online book clubs or whatever the case may be," he said.