Glebe Library

Glebe Library

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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


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 You can also telephone or drop in to the branch.

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


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 31 January 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, Tuesday 4 July, Tuesday 11 July, Tuesday 26 September and Tuesday 3 October

  • Rhymetime @ Glebe
    Tuesday 31 January 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 three sessions each week:

    Tuesdays: 9.30am-10am and 1.30pm-2pm
    Fridays: 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, Tuesday 4 July, Tuesday 11 July, Tuesday 26 September and Tuesday 3 October

  • Code Club at Glebe Library
    Friday 3 February 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 3 February to Friday 31 March 2017

  • Friday Rock 'n Rhyme @ Glebe
    Friday 3 February 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

  • Bilingual storytime at Glebe
    Tuesday 7 February 2017
  • Event details

    During the spectacular Sydney Chinese New Year Festival from 27 January to 12 February, there’ll be celebrations of flavour, colour and culture. To bring in the Year of the Rooster, the Library will be putting on some fun festivities.

    We’ve got a special bilingual treat of storytelling, singing and dancing for pre-schoolers. To excite tiny minds, this storytime is all about terrific tales read aloud in both English and Mandarin. Using storytelling, we cultivate a cultural exchange and ignite the imagination with a love of literacy in two languages.

    As the perfect companion to our special Chinese New Year bilingual storytime, a movement workshop and lion dance performance from The Chinese Youth League will get kids up and active.

    We want to mark Chinese New Year in a big way with the little ones at the library. Guaranteed to delight 3-5-year-olds, this free event will attract an audience, so make sure you arrive early as numbers are limited.

    Glebe Library
    Tuesday 7 February 2017 from 1.30pm to 2.15pm
  • Maker and creator workshops at Glebe Library
    Wednesday 8 February 2017
  • Event details

    Your creative brain will be in great company at our hands-on after-school making sessions. Evolve your skills in a choice of 5 workshops where your creations can come home with you.

    Workshops for 8-12 year olds.

    Squishy circuits
    Where science meets invention, turn up your creativity and imagine your own illuminated creature to life. Get squishy with conductive play dough and light up your beast with LEDs.
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    Paper circuits
    Turn your greeting cards into an event or light-up your pop-up sculpture or drawing. Fashion your own electrical circuits on paper to illuminate your salutations with little lights.
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    Wearable electronics
    Be the brightest by wearing a badge like no other. Mix-it-up with an assortment of conductive material, a battery and some LED lights.
    Book Now

    Cardboard automation
    Explore and experiment with basic mechanical components such as levers and cams as you work out ways to make your sculpture move.
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    Wind tube
    If aerodynamics make you take flight, make your own flying machine from recycled materials and watch it soar.
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    Sessions are free and run for 1 hour from February to April.

    Bookings are essential as there are a lot of keen crafters out there.

    Glebe Library
    Fortnightly on Wednesdays, 4pm to 5pm

    Wednesday 8 February to Wednesday 5 April 2017

  • Easter school holidays Franken-bot workshops at Glebe Library
    Tuesday 11 April 2017
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    If you love making and inventing things out of bits n’ pieces, we’ve got the workshop that’ll put your creativity to task.

    Schools out, so, to celebrate, we’ve got hands-on making sessions where you can get creative with recycling and robotics. Just BYO imagination and get constructing.

    In this workshop for 8-12 year olds come in with an old toy or use ours to refashion it as a ‘Franken-bot’ from leftover parts and pieces.

    Then, fuse your ‘Franken-bot’ with our Edison robots and challenge yourself and your creation with robotic play.

    Go head-to-head in a Hebocon-style challenge. Put your brilliant bot to the test by wrestling and wrangling Edison educational toy robots.

    This free workshop will pull the crowds, so bookings are essential.

    Glebe Library
    Tuesday 11 April 2017 from 11am to 12pm

Last updated: Tuesday, 3 January 2017