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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
  • Friday Rock 'n Rhyme @ Glebe
    Friday 28 April 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 2 May 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 2 May 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 2 May 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 3 May 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.

    Scribbling robot: 3 May – Book now
    Use a DC motor and recycled parts to make a jittery drawing robot.

    Wind generator: 17 May – Book now
    Build a simple wind generator that can generate enough electricity to light an LED.

    Homopolar motor: 31 May – Book now
    Using batteries, magnets and wires make your own spinning contraption.

    Vibro-bot: 14 June – Book now
    Use a brush and a small motor to make a simple jittering robot.

    Chain reaction: 28 June – Book now
    Use different objects, circuits and bits and pieces like dominoes, marbles to make your own over-engineered contraption.

    Sessions are free and run for 1 hour from May to August. Bookings are essential as there are a lot of keen crafters out there.

    Glebe Library
    Fortnightly on Wednesdays, 4pm to 5pm

    Wednesday 3 May to Wednesday 28 June 2017

  • Late Night Library: Dire Straits
    Thursday 18 May 2017
  • Book now

    For our first Late Night Library series in 2017, we’re teaming up with Sydney-based storytellers Little Fictions. Over 6 nights, prepare to be entertained by a talented team of actors, artists and musicians who’ll bring local tales to life through a mix of original multimedia and live performance.

    They really want this house but can they live with evicting the old lady? The professor’s politically incorrect emails have the university in spin. Her ex turns up at Bunnings with the new, younger wife. Euthanasia, peer pressure and the challenges of choosing anything from eggs to partners…. Little Fictions’ Dire Straits presents tales of people stuck on the horns of some very recognisable and awkward contemporary dilemmas. And we’ll be asking the audience to weigh in: Can you guess the outcome? What would you do…?

    Featuring short stories and microlit from five Australian authors including ‘Open for Inspection’ by Jon Steiner (The Last Wilkie’s and other stories), ‘Hardware’ by Susan McCreery (Loopholes), ‘Something from the Old School’ by Helen Richardson, ‘The Alternative Plan ‘ by Vivienne Plumb (small wonder) and ‘Salt’ by Pierz Newton-John (Fault Lines).

    Join MC Adam Norris and the talented actors Ella Watson-Russell, Joel Horwood and Lauren Hamilton Neill for this unique night of entertainment where you’ll be read to in the intimate atmosphere of the Glebe Library.

    This series of Late Night Library is produced by City of Sydney and presented in collaboration with Little Fictions.

    Glebe Library
    Thursday 18 May 2017 from 9pm to 10pm
  • Bluffer's Guide to Cinema: It's True!
    Wednesday 31 May 2017
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    City of Sydney Library and Sydney Film Festival have teamed up to present The Bluffer’s Guide… Essential insights into cinema that will arm you for your next dinner party and have you bluffing along with the best cinephiles.

    Join us for this exclusive illustrated talk with Sydney Film Festival programs manager and documentary programmer, Jenny Neighbour. She’ll reveal some of the highlights of the documentary selections for 2017 and insights into why she has selected the films and what we can expect to see.

    The 2017 documentaries selection includes some of the most impressive films made over the past year, and some of the most interesting stories you may ever see. Inventive, informative, shocking, and downright entertaining, these films represent the best in international film.

    Jenny Neighbour has been programming documentaries for Sydney Film Festival for more than 25 years. She travels the country and the world searching out the best non-fiction film for Sydney audiences to enjoy.

    Glebe Library
    Wednesday 31 May 2017 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • NAIDOC Storytime: Glebe Library
    Tuesday 27 June 2017
  • Event details

    Uncle Lex Dadd at Glebe Library.

    Lexodious K.P Dadd is a proud Senior Darug man from the Cannemegal clan of the Sydney area. Uncle Lex uses traditional tools and bush craft to recreate the Dreamtime. Teaching the importance of sharing responsibility in looking after country, Lex fosters a unique respect for mother earth.

    This 45-minute free event is suitable for a pre-school audience (3 to 5 year-olds).

    Bookings aren’t necessary but arrive early as space is limited.

    Glebe Library
    Tuesday 27 June 2017 from 11am to 11.45am
  • Glebe digital storytelling workshops
    Wednesday 12 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 21 July 2017
  • Book now

    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

Last updated: Tuesday, 18 April 2017