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Temporary closure

The City of Sydney Library is temporarily closing its branches for one day, Friday 1 August. They will return to normal opening hours the following day, Saturday 2 August.

The closure is for an important professional development session for all staff, to allow us to better meet your needs.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

During the closure

Communication. Information. Entertainment.

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 library links 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

2014 Surry Hills Festival - an event of Stories, Love & Tales

Saturday 27 September 2014

Parks, pop up spaces, eateries and venues hosting bold contemporary art and design installations, live music, performances, creative studio tours, and more.

Beautiful Minds: Body Image @ Newtown Library

Friday 25 July 2014

Teenage girls may experience difficulty comprehending what makes up a healthy body due to the prevalence of conflicting images in the media. In this workshop, we will explore what a healthy body image looks like.

Architecture on Show: Architecture & Furniture

Saturday 26 July 2014

What is the complimentary potential of architecture and furniture?

Excel Basics @ Customs House Library

Monday 28 July 2014

Learn to use Microsoft Excel 2007 to create spreadsheets—an easy way to create budgets, manage lists, or track data.

Computer basics @ customs house

Tuesday 29 July 2014

This course is designed for adults with no previous computer experience.

Better Read's talking heads: Great Criminal minds: P.M Newton & Geoffrey McGreachin @ newtown library

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Two of Sydney’s finest crime writers come together during July to discuss their recent works. P.M Newton & Geoffrey McGeachin.

facebook pages for small orgs @ surry hills library

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Businesses and organisations use Facebook Pages to promote to, engage with and acquire customers and clients. In this hands-on workshop, we will review the basics of developing a good Facebook Page for small organisations.

Mandarin Mac basics @ haymarket library

Wednesday 30 July 2014

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。


Thursday 31 July 2014

This night will be a style of feminist art initiation for those who have never experienced it, a catch up for those a bit out of the loop and a celebration for those in the know! Come along and hear all about art and the Sydney women behind its making.

Beautiful Minds: Dress Sense @ Newtown Library

Saturday 02 August 2014

This fun and interactive workshop is all about you! What is your body shape, what colours suit you and how to make the best of your features.