Ultimo Library

Ultimo Library is a vibrant, welcoming library located on level 1 of the Ultimo Community Centre right near the Powerhouse Museum and Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre.

The library is popular with local school children with plenty of spaces to read and study. The dedicated children’s area has regular programming including a bilingual storytime in English and Mandarin. 

The library also has a large collection of Chinese language resources. 

Portal, a kinetic sculpture in constant colour change was recently installed in the library.

Level 1, Ultimo Community Centre
40 William Henry Street
Ultimo NSW 2007

02 9298 3110

Opening hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am–6pm
  • Wednesday: 10am–7pm
  • Saturday, Sunday: 12pm–4pm
  • Closed on public holidays.

The after-hours return chute is near the Bulwara Road entrance.

Accessibility

Loans, renewals and returns

  • You can borrow as many as 30 items for as long as 3 weeks.
  • You can renew items online (with your library card number) or you can send an email to library@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.
  • You can also call us or visit the branch.

Community languages

  • Chinese books
  • Chinese newspapers
  • Chinese magazines
  • Chinese DVDs and CDs
  • What’s on
  • Bi-lingual storytime @ Ultimo
    Tuesday 21 August 2018
  • Book now

    Come along to our bi-lingual storytime. It’s a fun session of storytelling, rhymes, music, singing and craft for preschoolers. Stories are read aloud in both English and Mandarin to support literacy development, foster a love of reading and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    Suitable for 3 to 5 year-olds.

    Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited.

    Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Ultimo Library
    Tuesdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Tuesday 6 February to Tuesday 18 December 2018

    Except Tuesday 17 April, Tuesday 24 April, Tuesday 10 July, Tuesday 17 July, Tuesday 2 October and Tuesday 9 October

  • Storytime @ Ultimo
    Thursday 23 August 2018
  • Event details

    Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers. The sessions foster an early love of reading and social interaction in readiness for school.

    Suitable for 3 to 5 year olds.

    Bookings are not required but session numbers are limited so please ensure you arrive early to secure your place.

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Ultimo Library
    Thursdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Thursday 8 February to Thursday 13 December 2018

    Except Thursday 19 April, Thursday 26 April, Thursday 12 July, Thursday 19 July, Thursday 4 October and Thursday 11 October

  • Rhymetime @ Ultimo
    Thursday 23 August 2018
  • Event details

    Rhymetime is a lapsit program for babies. The session combine rhymes, music, singing and puppets to develop early literacy skills.

    For 0 to 2 year-olds.

    Session numbers are limited. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Ultimo Library
    Thursdays, 10am to 10.30am

    Thursday 8 February to Thursday 13 December 2018

    Except Thursday 19 April, Thursday 26 April, Thursday 12 July, Thursday 19 July, Thursday 4 October and Thursday 11 October

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Code Club: MIT Scratch for beginners
    Friday 24 August 2018
  • Book now

    Bring your keen coders to our free 4 week coding series. They’ll gain confidence using the coding environment, MIT Scratch, and find out how to build games and animations. Watch them grow their competence as new skills and concepts each week build on previous activities.

    MIT Scratch offers a fun introduction to block coding. It encourages creative thinking, systematic reasoning and collaboration.

    These hands-on workshops run for 1 hour each week and are suitable for 9 to 12 year olds with no prior experience necessary.

    Places are free, however, you must book in and attend for all sessions. The workshops have a capacity of 8, so bookings are recommended.

    Everything is provided and parents or guardians need to stay in the library during Code Club.

    Ultimo Library
    Fridays, 4pm to 5pm

    Friday 10 August to Friday 31 August 2018

  • Code Club: MIT Scratch and Makey Makey
    Friday 7 September 2018
  • Book now

    Bring your keen coders to our free 4 week coding series. They’ll gain confidence using the coding environment, MIT Scratch, and find out how to build games and animations.

    MIT Scratch offers a fun introduction to block coding. It encourages creative thinking, systematic reasoning and collaboration. In this series, our young coders will develop a project using the Makey Makey to bring their ideas to the next level.

    Makey Makey is an invention kit that turns everyday objects into touchpads. Make a banana keyboard or draw your own game controller. It’s part of our makerspace kit collection available for members to borrow, so your coder can continue exploring and working on their project at home.

    These hands-on workshops run for 1 hour each week and are suitable for 9 to 12 year olds with no prior experience necessary.

    Places are free, however, you must book in and attend for all sessions. The workshops have a capacity of 8, so bookings are recommended. Everything is provided. Parents or guardians need to stay in the library during Code Club.

    Ultimo Library
    Fridays, 4pm to 5pm

    Friday 7 September to Friday 28 September 2018

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Last updated: Tuesday, 31 July 2018