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.

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. 

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
  • Glebe digital storytelling workshops
    Wednesday 26 July 2017
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    The Glebe digital storytelling project is a series of 4 workshops. Interact with local history and archives using digital media skills and storytelling techniques. The stories you tell have the opportunity to appear on City of Sydney’s Oral Histories website.

    The 4 workshops cover different skills in digital media. Each 1.5-hour class follows the same format, so you can come to just 1 or attend all 4 to finish your project. Choose from the option to:

    1. Create and build on your own digital stories over the 4 sessions
    2. Build upon a story someone else has begun
    3. Contribute original content by recording your own stories

    The art of storytelling
    No matter which form you tell your digital story in, it’s the detail that makes it memorable. During our first session, City Historian, Dr Lisa Murray, will introduce you to historical archive collections and support you in researching your topic of interest. You’ll also get familiar with intellectual property and copyright before learning some digital tools.

    Digital manipulation
    Learn basic digital media skills using iMovie and GarageBand. Focusing on how to edit and manipulate content, these workshops cover image, audio and video components. Get an education in digital making tools, supported by a skilled facilitator, then, let loose and record your own stories.

    Elias Nohra
    Educator and workshop facilitator, Elias, works with people from all walks of life. As an advocate for sustainable self-expression, he uses digital media to build the capacity for sustainable self-expression in marginalised communities, not-for-profit organisations, school students and passionate individuals alike.

    Suitable for adults and families, these free sessions are limited to 10 people per workshop, so bookings are essential. Mac laptops are available for use upon registration.

    Glebe Library is wheelchair friendly.

    Glebe Library
    Fortnightly on Wednesdays, 5.30pm to 7pm

    Wednesday 12 July to Wednesday 16 August 2017

  • Code Club @ Glebe Library
    Friday 28 July 2017
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    This is for all the minds itching to learn coding basics. Bring your curiosity to our Code Club and explore the ‘how’ behind computer games, animation and website coding.

    Join our free club in a series of workshops with 1 session each week for 5 weeks. Get the grey matter going by exercising problem-solving skills, logical thinking and draw from the worlds of science, maths and technology to compliment your clever.

    This cool club is best for budding coders aged 8-12 or in years 4 to 6 at school. Using the popular online coding environment, Scratch, each week, you’ll become more competent in new skills and concepts, building on the weeks before. This is why we ask that you’re committed to seeing it through. If you stick with us, you’ll be able to go home and keep coding out in the wild.

    Places in this free club will go like hotcakes so bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.

    Glebe Library
    Fridays, 3.30pm to 4.30pm

    Friday 21 July to Friday 18 August 2017

  • Friday Rock 'n Rhyme @ Glebe
    Friday 28 July 2017
  • 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 3 February to Friday 15 December 2017

    Except Friday 21 April, Friday 7 July, Friday 14 July, Friday 29 September and Friday 6 October

  • Storytime @ Glebe
    Tuesday 1 August 2017
  • Event details

    Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers that fosters an early love of reading and develops literacy skills and social interaction in readiness for school.

    Suitable for 3 to 5 year olds.

    Bookings are not required but session numbers are limited so please ensure you arrive early to secure your place.

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Glebe Library
    Tuesdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Tuesday 31 January to Tuesday 12 December 2017

    Except Tuesday 11 April, Tuesday 18 April, Anzac Day, Tuesday 4 July, Tuesday 11 July, Tuesday 26 September and Tuesday 3 October

  • Rhymetime @ Glebe
    Tuesday 1 August 2017
  • Event details

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

    For 0-2 year olds.

    There are two sessions each week:

    Tuesdays: 9.30am-10am and 1.30pm-2pm

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

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Glebe Library
    Tuesdays, 9.30am to 10am

    Tuesday 31 January to Tuesday 12 December 2017

    Except Tuesday 11 April, Tuesday 18 April, Anzac Day, Tuesday 4 July, Tuesday 11 July, Tuesday 26 September and Tuesday 3 October

  • Tuesday Rock 'n Rhyme @ Glebe
    Tuesday 1 August 2017
  • 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 10.45pm

    Tuesday 31 January to Tuesday 12 December 2017

    Except Tuesday 11 April, Tuesday 18 April, Anzac Day, Tuesday 4 July, Tuesday 11 July, Tuesday 26 September and Tuesday 3 October

  • Maker and creator workshops: Glebe Library
    Wednesday 2 August 2017
  • Event details

    Your creative brain will be in great company at our hands-on after-school making sessions. You’ll get to play and create with the latest robotic toys and digital and electronic gadgets. There are 4 workshops to build different digital and making skills.

    These workshops are best suited to children 8 years and over.

    Make your own gremlin: 2 August
    Use our 3Doodlers to create a cute gremlin to guard your precious items.

    Circuits and sensors: 16 August
    Combine our littleBits electronic building blocks and with sensors and motors to create fun electrical circuits.

    Sphero maze challenge: 30 August
    Use our new Sphero robotic balls to navigate mazes and complete challenges.

    Chain reaction: 13 September
    Use different objects, circuits and bits and pieces like dominoes and marbles to make your own over-engineered contraption.

    Sessions are free and run for 1 hour fortnightly from August to September.

    Bookings are essential.

    Glebe Library
    Fortnightly on Wednesdays, 4pm to 5pm

    Wednesday 2 August to Wednesday 13 September 2017

  • Yarning circle: Family day
    Saturday 19 August 2017
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    Join us as we create yarning circles and explore the relationship between natural sciences and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices. Learn from knowledgeable Aboriginal facilitators about didgeridoo-making, uses of plants from the bush and stories of the sun and stars.

    Yarning circles are a dynamic safe place to talk (or not) about subjects where you can participate and contribute: ‘ways of knowing,’ ‘ways of being’ and ‘ways of doing.’

    Program
    Beginning at 10.30am with an Acknowledgement of Country – drop into multiple workshops:

    Didgeridoos led by Matthew Doyle (10.45am – 11.45am)
    Learn about didgeridoo-making and the traditional roles.

    From the bush led by Henrietta Baird (11am – 12pm)
    Mix your own natural paint and discover weaving with bush plants.

    Stories and stars led by Kirsten Banks (11am – 12pm)
    Listen to dreaming stories and look at the sun through a special telescope.

    Bush flavours (12pm – 12.30pm)
    Taste test delicious bush flavours.

    About the facilitators

    Monica Stevens
    An mBabarum woman from Cape York, Monica is an arts consultant and founding member of Bangarra Dance Theatre, now exploring choreography and technology.

    Matthew Doyle
    A descendant of the Muruwari People from northwest NSW, Matthew’s carved out a 30-year career as a dancer, didgeridoo player, songman and cultural educator.

    Henrietta Baird
    A Kuku Yalanji woman from Far North Queensland, Henrietta shares knowledge of Aboriginal culture, native bush plants, weaving and dance.

    Kirsten Banks
    A physics major at UNSW, Kirsten shares her love of physics and Indigenous astronomy at the Museum of Applied Arts and Science’s Sydney Observatory.

    Free event suitable for 1 to 14-year-olds. Bookings essential.

    Co-curated by the City of Sydney and Monica Stevens as part Sydney Science Festival during National Science Week.

    Glebe Library
    Saturday 19 August 2017 from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Last updated: Wednesday, 28 June 2017