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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.

Excel basics @ Customs House

Monday 01 September 2014

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

Late Night Library @ Haymarket: Rant

Wednesday 03 September 2014

Got something to get off your chest? Then dammit, get up on that soapbox! Join professional ranters, writers and comedians as they tell us what they really think.

Ketupat Making Workshop

Wednesday 03 September 2014

The use of woven young palm leaves (janur) as a pouch to cook food is widespread in Indonesia. In this workshop you will learn how to make Ketupat pouches.

Late Night Library @ Surry Hills: Stories of Sydney

Thursday 04 September 2014

Stories of Sydney is a collaboration between Sweatshop and Seizure. It celebrates the diversity that exists in this city.

How Easy Was That? @ Surry Hills Library

Tuesday 09 September to Tuesday 09 September 2014

Have you always had a desire to make your own sweet treats but didn’t know where to start? Join local librarians and amateur bakers Paul & Kathy who will be demonstrating how easy and cheap it is to make quick and tasty treats.

Authors up the Cross: Only the Animals with Geordie Williamson and Ceridwen Dovey

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Join Geordie Williamson, chief literary critic of The Australian, when he talks to Ceridwen Dovey about her new book Only The Animals.

Creative Glebe: Glebe Art Show Judge's Talk & Viewing

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Join Glebe Art Show Judge, Ian Chapman, as he discusses the works in this year’s show and his selection process.

Social Media For.. History Pin @ Customs House Library

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Learn how History Pin has connected people, places and organisations in this talk with the Benevolent Society’s Yvonne Stuart.