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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 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

Glebe Art Show 2014

Saturday 06 September to Saturday 13 September 2014

The Glebe Art Show is held annually over 10 days .Entrants must live or work within Glebe or neighbouring suburbs, and be at least 18 years of age.

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.

Computer basics @ Customs House Library

Thursday 21 August 2014

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

The Science of Computer Graphics (CG) with Aidan Sarsfield @ Newtown Library

Friday 22 August 2014

Aidan Sarsfield of Animal Logic will provide audience members with an insight into the modern world of CG story creation. Come and join us for this special Science Week especially tailored for animators, graphic designers, tech heads and lego lovers!

Loveability @ surry hills library

Saturday 23 August 2014

Join author Nina Funnel " Loveability: An Empowered Girls Guide to Dating & Relationships" as she discusses her must have guide for girls looking to steer their way though the murky waters of teen relationships.

Word Basics @ Surry Hills Library

Tuesday 26 August 2014

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

Internet Basics @ Surry Hills library

Tuesday 26 August 2014

Learn to navigate and search the Internet! We will use Internet Explorer to navigate websites and use Google to become good online searchers. Basic mouse/keyboard skills and some experience using a computer are required.

Better Read's Talking Heads: Crossing Genres

Tuesday 26 August 2014

Join Ceridwen Dovey and Bruce McCabe in conversation about their recent publications, Only the Animals and Skinjob. Dovey’s collection of literary short stories and McCabe’s futuristic thriller.

Classics at Customs: The Blue Mile: Kim Kelly & Julia Zemiro

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Novelist and editor, Kim Kelly, talks about her third book, The Blue Mile with TV Presenter, Julia Zemiro. A story of Sydney, love and labour, set during the construction of the Harbour Bridge in the early 1930s.

Internet basics (mandarin) on Mac @ Haymarket Library

Wednesday 27 August 2014

基础网络课程(苹果电脑)学习如何浏览网络查索资料!我们 将用浏览器浏览不同网页,并使用谷歌(Google)熟悉在网上查寻资料。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