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Temporary closure

All City of Sydney libraries will close on Friday 1 December 2017. This is due to a staff development day. The libraries will re-open as normal on Saturday 2 December 2017.

After-hours return chutes are available at Glebe, Green Square, Haymarket, Newtown, Surry Hills, Ultimo and Waterloo library branches.

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
  • Tuesday Rock 'n Rhyme @ Glebe
    Tuesday 21 November 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

  • Storytime @ Glebe
    Tuesday 21 November 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 21 November 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

  • This is your black life: Kodie Vs Cope ST
    Thursday 23 November 2017
  • Book now

    What free stuff have Aboriginal people received from the government? Should we move on from 1788? Should there be a special Tinder add on to tell you if you’re related to the blackfella you’re about to send a naked photo to? These are the hard-hitting questions Cope ST Collective will attempt in their final showing at Glebe Library of This is your black life.

    Using a mix of videos and live performance, This is your black life, will reveal the secret lives of each member of Indigenous arts collective Cope ST, in an absurd, insightful and comedic style that will be your entertaining monthly dose of Redfern gossip. No topic is off limits and no embarrassing anecdotal stone will be left unturned.

    Produced by City of Sydney and presented in collaboration with Cope ST.

    About Cope ST:
    Bjorn Stewart, Katie Beckett, Colin Kinchela and Kodie Bedford make up Cope ST, an Indigenous arts collective that banded together to make quirky art, theatre and multi-media projects that represented their nerd and weird interests. They rose to prominence in 2016 when their comedy video How to do Blackface went viral. The group wrote and performed sci-fi comedy One of the Good Ones, to much acclaim at Sydney’s Red Rattler for a season and will appear on the upcoming comedy sketch show The Slot on Fox 8 later in the year.

    See other events in the This is your black life series

    • Thursday 31 August: Kodie Vs Bjorn
    • Thursday 28 September: Kodie Vs Colin
    • Thursday 26 October: Kodie Vs Katie

    Bookings recommended, however there will be a standby queue on just prior to the start of the show.

    Glebe Library is wheelchair friendly.

    This event will be Auslan interpreted.

    Glebe Library
    Thursday 23 November 2017 from 8pm to 9pm
  • Friday Rock 'n Rhyme @ Glebe
    Friday 24 November 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

  • Maker and creator workshops: 8-12 years Glebe
    Wednesday 29 November 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 suitable for kids 8 to 12 years old.

    Make your own record player: Wednesday 18 October
    With just a pin, two coins and a manila folder, kids will get to make their own record player. They’ll get to test their creation and play tunes using our old vinyl records.

    Paper circuits: Wednesday 1 November
    In this session, we’ll be exploring paper circuits with switches that turn LED lights on and off. Kids will get to make an origami jumping frog and a cat, both with eyes that light up.

    Ozobot map challenge: Wednesday 15 November
    Kids will use our Ozobot robots to code their way around a historical map of Sydney. Each Ozobot represents a historic character from the city, allowing kids to step back in time and follow their path. This activity was developed as part of the Our City: 175 Years in 175 Objects exhibition curated by the City Curator, City Archivist and City Historian.

    Spheros robots: Wednesday 29 November
    We’re bringing our crowd favourite robotic balls back for another session. Young kids will have fun learning about coding with the world’s first app-enabled robotic ball. They’ll get to navigate their Sphero robot through some Christmas themed obstacle courses and challenges.

    Sessions are free and run for 1 hour. Bookings are essential as places are limited.

    Parents or guardians are required to stay during the session.

    Glebe Library
    Fortnightly on Wednesdays, 4pm to 5pm

    Wednesday 18 October to Wednesday 29 November 2017

Last updated: Monday, 6 November 2017