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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.

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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

Authors up the Cross: Anna Bligh on Through the Wall

Tuesday 21 April 2015

Join us when Anna Bligh, former Labour Premier of Queensland, talks candidly about her autobiography "Through the Wall".

Speaker Space @ Customs House Library

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Join us in our new SpeakerSpace series in the Customs House Library reading room for young adults, teachers and writers.

Late Night Library: Music Makers

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Join a panel of composers and musicians to discuss how words and music collide in their work and influence them creatively.

Computer Basics @ Customs House Library

Thursday 23 April 2015

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

Queenie: a snapshot of WWI by an Army Nurse – Pat Richardson @ Glebe Library

Thursday 23 April 2015

In 1981 former Glebe resident *Pat Richardson* found old letters her aunt had sent home during World War I that told of the sadness and happiness experienced while she served as a nurse in England, Egypt and France.

Internet Basics @ Customs House Library

Thursday 23 April 2015

Learn to navigate and search the Internet! We will use Internet Explorer to navigate websites and use Google to become good online searchers.

Better Read's Talking Heads: Comedy Readings

Tuesday 28 April 2015

Four of Sydney's funniest emerging writers will be discussing and reading extracts from their forthcoming works.

Mandarin Email basics on Mac @ Haymarket Library

Tuesday 28 April 2015

基础电子邮件班 用电邮保持联络!你将学习如何开一个电子邮件 户口,以及一些日常实用的基本电邮常识。参加此课程,你必需 会使用滑鼠器及键盘,并有操作电脑的经验。本课程是使用苹果 手提式电脑教学

Mandarin Mac Basics @ Haymarket Library

Tuesday 28 April 2015

苹果电脑基础班 从来没有用过苹果手提式电脑吗?没问题!我 们将教你所有的基础常识及操作,包括如何使用触碰板、打开 应用程式找寻档案。你将会了解苹果电脑的最新操作系统。本 课程是使用苹果手提式电脑教学。

Word Basics @ Customs House Library

Wednesday 29 April 2015

Learn how to create and edit a word document; use the Ribbon, move text, and format text, pages and documents.