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Our libraries welcome people to connect, explore and learn. Join the library network to have access to a huge number of books, CDs and DVDs, attend a computer course or head to your local branch for some late night fun.

Our network

Servicing the community for more than 100 years, the City’s library network offers a wide range of helpful services, including accessible branches, multicultural programs and exhibition space for artists.


There are 9 library branches in the local area with more to come. Members can also enjoy access to 2 unstaffed branches where they can pick up items, drop-off books and use the internet.


Head to one of our library branches to make your way through more than 400,000 books available to borrow, as well a large number of CDs, DVDs, audio books and other items.

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Find out how to become a member, access the online catalogue, transfer items between branches, reserve or renew items you would like to borrow, among many of our services.

Programs and events

Don't miss our exciting range of events, talks and workshops. We also hold in-library computer courses for office applications, email and social media.


We have several newspaper and magazine databases available for research. We also offer computer and internet training courses you can complete at home.

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Featured events

Cloud Computing @ Newtown Library

Thursday 30 October 2014

Join the geeks from EmpireOne for these sessions on understanding cloud computing. Get right into using cloud based email, contact lists and document back up, so that you can try it home.

Laneway Learning in the Library: The Art of the Love Letter @ Green Square Library

Saturday 01 November 2014

Receiving a love letter can bring about a flurry of emotions, but what you might not know is that writing them can do the same. Laneway Learning presents this class exploring love letters throughout history and teaching techniques for your own letters.

Turkish Facebook @ Newtown Library

Tuesday 04 November 2014

Bilgisayar üzerinden iletişim kurmak için, taninmiş bir sosyal site olan Facebook’un nasil kullanıldığinı ve üye olunduğunu öğreniniz.

Facebook 101 @ Surry Hills Library

Tuesday 04 November 2014

Learn the basics of joining, creating posts, uploading photos and maintaining privacy settings on facebook. Your own email address is required.

Creative Glebe: Tim Ferguson

Friday 07 November 2014

Tim Ferguson has toured the world performing stand-up, musical comedy and co-writing dozens of live comedy shows. You can join Tim for a frank and fearless story of a man fighting MS, as he talks about his latest book Carry a Big Stick.

Beautiful Minds: High Tea & Social Etiquette @ Glebe Library

Saturday 08 November 2014

Gather the girls and frock up for a High Tea soiree and chat about social ettiquite at our final Beautiful Minds session for the year. Sweet treats, home-made scones, tea & coffee will be served.

How Easy Was That? @ Surry Hills Library

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Join local librarians and amateur bakers Paul & Kathy who will be demonstrating how easy and cheap it is to make quick and tasty treats.

Excel Basics @ Surry Hills Library

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Learn to use Microsoft Excel 2007 to create spreadsheets - an easy way to create budgets, manage lists, or track data. Good mouse, keyboard and computer skills required.

Bella Dancerella @ Kings Cross Library

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Author Poppy Rose will showcase her new Bella Dancerella series of tutu-riffic books for aspiring young Ballerina’s. Come dressed in your best ballett outfits and discover Bella’s magical advertures with us.

Computer basics @ Surry Hills Library

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Become familiar with computers and Microsoft Windows while learning basic computer, mouse and keyboard skills in a supportive environment.