Glebe Library

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Services galore for Glebe

Conveniently located on Glebe Point Road, the Glebe Library shares the same location with the Glebe Neighbourhood Service Centre.

To become a member complete an online application or fill in a form when you next visit. It is free to join if you are a NSW resident.

Opening hours

  • Monday and Wednesday: 9am to 7pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am to 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 4pm
  • Closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Neighbourhood Service Centre

  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm

Features

As well as its constantly changing collection of books, CDs and DVDs, Glebe Library offers locals:

  • free wireless internet
  • public access computer
  • scanning, printing and photocopying facilities
  • daily newspapers
  • a wide collection of newspapers and magazines
  • weekly rock, rhyme and storytimes
  • toy library
  • dedicated local history collection. 

Readers' group

The Glebe Library readers' group meets on the fourth Friday of the month from 2pm to 3.30pm in the Benledi meeting room. The group is self-run by its members under the auspices of the library. To join the group, just come along to a meeting and you will be made to feel welcome.

Loans, returns and renewals

You can borrow up to 30 items for up to 3 weeks from Glebe Library. Renewals are available online (with your library card number) or you can send an email to library@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au. You can also telephone or drop in to the branch.

The after-hours return chute is near the main entrance. 

Contacts

Glebe Library
186 Glebe Point Road
(cnr Wigram Road)
Glebe NSW 2037
02 9298 3060

Customer services

Separate to the library, the Glebe Neighbourhood Service Centre offers a range of services. You can make an enquiry, pay your rates, apply for a parking permit, request that graffiti be removed and purchase a card for our aquatic centres. Applications for planning and building certificates can also be lodged here.

 
  • What’s on
  • Storytime @ Glebe
    Tuesday 3 May 2016
  • Event details

    Storytime is fun storytelling and craft for preschoolers.

    It nurtures a love of reading, initiates literacy skills and social interaction in readiness for school.

    Suitable for 3 to 5 year olds.

    Session numbers are limited. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Glebe Library
    Tuesdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Tuesday 2 February to Tuesday 20 December 2016

    Except Tuesday 12 April, Tuesday 19 April, Tuesday 26 April, Tuesday 5 July, Tuesday 12 July, Tuesday 27 September and Tuesday 4 October

  • Rhymetime @ Glebe
    Tuesday 3 May 2016
  • Event details

    Rhymetime is a lapsit program for babies that combines rhymes, music, singing and puppets to develop early literacy skills.

    For 0-2 year olds.

    There are two sessions: 9.30-10am and 1.30-2pm.

    Session numbers are limited. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Glebe Library
    Tuesdays, 1.30pm to 2pm

    Tuesday 2 February to Tuesday 20 December 2016

    Except Tuesday 12 April, Tuesday 19 April, Tuesday 5 July, Tuesday 12 July, Tuesday 27 September and Tuesday 4 October

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Tuesday Rock ‘n Rhyme @ Glebe
    Tuesday 3 May 2016
  • Event details

    Rock ‘n Rhyme is for toddlers who are ready for action with music, rhymes, movement and stories but too wiggly for Storytime.

    For 2-3 year olds.

    Join us on Tuesdays at 10.15am.

    Session numbers are limited. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Glebe Library
    Tuesdays, 10.15am to 10.45am

    Tuesday 2 February to Tuesday 20 December 2016

    Except Tuesday 12 April, Tuesday 19 April, Tuesday 26 April, Tuesday 5 July, Tuesday 12 July, Tuesday 27 September and Tuesday 4 October

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Knitting circle at Glebe Library
    Friday 6 May 2016
  • Book now

    Come and join the Glebe Library team and other local knitters for our knitting circle, an opportunity to meet new people and share skills and ideas in a welcoming environment.

    Participants can work on their own projects, or knit for a cause, such as the annual Wrap with Love Project, which donates warm knitted squares to communities in need.

    Please bring along your own wool and needles, limited materials available for loan. All levels are welcome.

    Bookings not required.

    Glebe Library
    Fortnightly on Fridays, 11am to 1pm

    Friday 22 April to Friday 16 December 2016

  • Friday Rock 'n Rhyme @ Glebe
    Friday 6 May 2016
  • Event details

    Rock ‘n Rhyme is for toddlers who are ready for action with music, rhymes, movement and stories but too wiggly for Storytime.

    For 2-3 year olds.

    Join us on Fridays at 1.30pm.

    Session numbers are limited. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Glebe Library
    Fridays, 1.30pm to 2pm

    Friday 5 February to Friday 16 December 2016

    Except Good Friday, Friday 15 April, Friday 22 April, Friday 8 July, Friday 15 July, Friday 30 September and Friday 7 October

  • Make and Create @ Glebe
    Tuesday 10 May 2016
  • Book now

    Come to the library to make and create! One of our inspired library staff will help you create your very own artwork. From paper hats through to felt badges, jewellery making, and more.

    All materials are provided, just bring your imagination and enthusiasm.

    For 5-12 year olds.

    Bookings recommended.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Glebe Library
    Fortnightly on Tuesdays, 4pm to 5pm

    Tuesday 16 February to Tuesday 6 December 2016

    No sessions on NSW school and public holidays.

  • Creative Glebe: Glebe's Industrial Heritage as Art
    Thursday 12 May 2016
  • Book now

    Jane Bennett has painted the changing urban landscape of Sydney over the past 30 years as an eyewitness to the whirlwind of urban renewal. Despite the challenges of working outdoors, almost all of her work has been painted en plein air, even her larger, more ambitious canvases.

    Through her art, she has explored many industrial sites in Sydney off limits to the public – Cockatoo Island, the Eveleigh railway workshops, the AGL gasworks at Mortlake (now Breakfast Point), Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf, Walsh Bay, Glebe Island, White Bay, Pyrmont and Barangaroo. Bennett’s works remain as an historical testament to the passing of an era.

    Join Bennett as she discusses her time as Artist in Residence in Pyrmont during the construction of the Anzac Bridge and view an exhibition in the library of her works from this period.

    As a multiple award-winning artist, Bennett’s work is represented in the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW, the Department of Defence, Artbank, the University of NSW, the University of Sydney, the Kedumba Contemporary Drawing Gallery and many corporate, regional gallery and municipal council collections.

    This popular series hosted in Glebe Library’s beautiful Benledi Meeting Room, highlights fascinating stories from the creative Glebe community and beyond.

    This program is presented in partnership with the National Trust Heritage Festival 2016.

    Glebe Library
    Thursday 12 May 2016 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Last updated: Tuesday, 29 March 2016