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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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Using the library

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

Intermediate Word @ Customs House

Monday 20 October 2014

Go beyond the basics, and learn how to insert objects and use Page Layout to change document settings. Experience using Word 2007 required.

Excel basics @ Surry Hills Library

Tuesday 21 October 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.

Word Basics @ Surry Hills Library

Tuesday 21 October 2014

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

After School Art @ Glebe Library

Tuesday 21 October 2014

One of our crafty librarians will help you to create your own artwork.

The Cloud, in my own hands @ Customs House Library

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Learn how to stay safe online while using the Internet, email and social networks.

Facebook 101 (on Macs) @ Waterloo Library

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Learn how to join and use Facebook, a popular social network used to communicate online.

Intermediate Facebook (run on macs) @ Waterloo Library

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Do you already use Facebook & Twitter? Learn how to get the most out of social media with an emphasis on security, privacy and safety.

Tech Specs and Computer Q&A @ Customs House Library

Thursday 23 October 2014

Get your tech questions answered, see cool new gadgets and learn which free apps keep your PC and Mac clean.

Day of the Dead @ Green Square Library

Thursday 23 October 2014

Join us as we follow in the footsteps of the ancient Aztecs and weave our way to modern-day Mexico. The Day of the Dead is a tradition celebrated across the world and now it comes to Green Square Library.

Insight @ Newtown Library

Saturday 25 October 2014

Delivered by a trained presenter who has personal experience with a mood disorder, *Insight* is a presentation about mental health developed by the Black Dog Institute for adolescents