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
  • Make and Create @ Glebe
    Tuesday 16 February 2016
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    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 24 May 2016

    No sessions on NSW school and public holidays.

  • Rhymetime @ Glebe
    Tuesday 1 March 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.

    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 1 March to Tuesday 31 May 2016

    Except Tuesday 12 April and Tuesday 19 April

  • Storytime @ Glebe
    Tuesday 1 March 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 1 March to Tuesday 31 May 2016

    Except Tuesday 12 April, Tuesday 19 April and Tuesday 26 April

  • Rock ‘n Rhyme @ Glebe
    Tuesday 1 March 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 and 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
    Tuesdays and Fridays, 1.30pm to 2pm

    Tuesday 1 March to Friday 27 May 2016

    Except Good Friday, Tuesday 12 April, Friday 15 April, Tuesday 19 April, Friday 22 April and Tuesday 26 April

  • Creative Glebe: Memories of Mardi Gras
    Thursday 10 March 2016
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    Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras attracts more than 300,000 spectators each year.

    This program, presented by the Sydney Pride History Group and moderated by Vice President Scott McKinnon, features some of the courageous pioneers who marched in 1978 to demand change.

    They will discuss how they now view this seminal event.

    Glebe Library
    Thursday 10 March 2016 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Grandparents Storytime @ Glebe
    Monday 4 April 2016
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    Celebrate Seniors Week at a special pre-school twilight storytime with your grandparent or a special older person in your life.

    Stories will be themed around grandparent relationships followed by a craft that all the family can enjoy doing together.

    Suitable for children under 8 years old accompanying adults.

    Bookings essential

    Glebe Library
    Monday 4 April 2016 from 5pm to 6pm
  • Tut 101 @ Glebe (8-12 years)
    Tuesday 12 April 2016
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    Learn how to tut – the dance craze inspired by ancient Egypt – with teachers from acclaimed contemporary dance outfit Shaun Parker & Company.

    These workshops will get you started with the basic moves so you can create your own audition video for a tut battle, or get more from the live main event.

    Tutting features making intricate and rhythmic patterns with the hands, fingers and arms, and is inspired by the hieroglyphics drawn on the tomb of King Tutankhamen.

    Part of Art & About Sydney, Tut by Shaun Parker & Company is an epic new urban work that takes place live on the city streets, projected on buildings, and posted online for all to enjoy.

    Shaun Parker & Company is an exhilarating and bold new company that creates critically acclaimed productions renowned for their integration of stimulating choreographic forms, arresting musical scores and theatrical invention.

    For 8-12 year olds. Bookings essential.

    This session doesn’t work for you? Learn how to tut at different dates and library branches throughout the school holidays.

    Glebe Library
    Tuesday 12 April 2016 from 11am to 12pm
  • Creative Glebe: An Act of Bastardry
    Thursday 14 April 2016
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    Local historian Max Solling discusses his latest book An Act of Bastardry: Rugby League Axes Its First Club – Glebe District Rugby League Football Club 1908 to 1929. Learn why this club, an integral part of Glebe’s history that produced Kangaroo captain Chris McKivat, was unceremoniously dumped from competition in 1929.

    As Sydney’s first rugby league club, Glebe contributed much to the code’s early development, producing outstanding players such as try-scoring loose forward Frank Burge and half-back and Kangaroo captain Chris McKivat.

    Despite a strong premiership record, this integral part of community life was unceremoniously dumped from competition in 1929 after just 22 seasons. Learn about the grubby plot to exorcise Glebe from the competition, explore the flimsy grounds used to justify Glebe’s expulsion and the belated recognition of the contributions to rugby league of Glebe’s players, supporters and sponsors.

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

    Max Solling was born in Sydney and has lived in Glebe since 1960. He was a founding editor of the Leichhardt Historical Journal and is a practising solicitor. Solling has written three other books – Grandeur and Grit: A History of Glebe (2007), The Boatshed on Blackwattle Bay (1993), and Leichhardt: On the Margins of the City (1997) with Peter Reynolds – and won a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community, particularly through researching, recording and publishing the history of Glebe (2005).

    Glebe Library
    Thursday 14 April 2016 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Creative Glebe: Jane Bennett, Industrial Heritage Artist
    Thursday 12 May 2016
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    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.

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

Last updated: Monday, 1 February 2016