Green Square Library

Green Square Library

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Building community

Almost 11,000 people have moved into the Green Square area since 2000 and there are thousands more to come as development continues. The Green Square Library is located in the historic Tote Building. It has a great selection of books to borrow and the collection is growing fast. We also hold daily newspapers for your reading pleasure.

A Neighbourhood Service Centre for the area is incorporated into the Green Square Library.

To become a member complete an online application or fill out a form when you next visit. It is free to join if you are a NSW resident.

A competition was open to the public to design a new library and public plaza in Green Square. The winner of the competition has been announced and the winning design has been unveiled.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 4pm
  • Closed Sundays and public holidays

Loans, returns and renewals

You can borrow up to 30 items for up to 3 weeks. Renewals are available online or via email to You can also telephone or drop in to the branch.

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


As well as its constantly changing collection of books, CDs and DVDs, Green Square Library offers locals: 

  • wide collection of magazines and newspapers
  • free wireless internet
  • public access computers
  • scanning, printing and photocopying facilities
  • weekly rhyme and storytime
  • weekly bilingual storytime.


Green Square Library
100 Joynton Avenue
Zetland NSW 2017
02 9288 5010

  • What’s on
  • Rhymetime in Mandarin @ Green Square
    Monday 27 February 2017
  • Event details

    Come along to our animated sing-a-long session for babies and toddlers.

    Songs and rhymes are sung in Mandarin to support literacy development, nurture Mandarin language and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    For 0-2 year olds.

    Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited to 50 participants so be sure to arrive early to secure your place.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Green Square Library
    Mondays, 10am to 10.30am

    Monday 30 January to Monday 11 December 2017

    Except Monday 10 April, Monday 24 April, Monday 3 July, Monday 10 July and Monday 25 September

  • Bi-lingual Storytime @ Green Square
    Monday 27 February 2017
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    Come along to our bi-lingual Storytime. It’s a fun session of storytelling, rhymes, music, singing and craft activities for preschoolers. Stories are read aloud in both English and Mandarin to support literacy development, foster a love of reading, nurture Mandarin language and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    Suitable for 3-5 year olds.

    Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited to 50 participants per session.

    Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Green Square Library
    Mondays, 11am to 11.45pm

    Monday 30 January to Monday 11 December 2017

    Except Monday 10 April, Monday 24 April, Monday 3 July, Monday 10 July, Monday 17 July and Monday 25 September

  • Rhymetime @ Green Square
    Wednesday 1 March 2017
  • 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.

    Two sessions available:
    10am – 10.25am
    11am – 11.25am

    Each session is limited to 50 participants. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Green Square Library
    Wednesdays, 10am to 11.25am

    Wednesday 1 February to Wednesday 13 December 2017

    Except Wednesday 12 April, Wednesday 19 April, Wednesday 5 July, Wednesday 12 July, Wednesday 27 September and Wednesday 4 October

    2 sessions, 10am and 11am

  • Storytime @ Green Square
    Friday 3 March 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.

    Sessions are held in the Children’s section of the library.

    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.

    Green Square Library
    Fridays, 11am to 11.45am

    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

  • Everyone's Got a Story: Green Square
    Saturday 4 March 2017
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    In small groups you’ll move around the room and interact with our storytellers. The talks are split into 2 sessions. Like at speed networking events, you’ll spend a short time with each storyteller. At the end of the session, keep the discussion alive over a tea or coffee.

    Monica Barone
    As the City of Sydney’s CEO since 2006, Monica has been in local government for over 20 years and a 2014 100 Women of Influence finalist.

    Dr Lisa Murray
    As City Historian, Lisa is passionate about making history accessible and has authored books about Sydney’s cemeteries, the Capitol Theatre and has spoken at TEDxSydney 2013.

    Aunty Millie Ingram
    Treasurer of Wyanga Aboriginal Aged Care in South Sydney, Millie has worked in Aboriginal affairs all her life. She served on the NSW Aboriginal Land Council and was Heffron’s Woman of the Year in 2010.

    Lauren Simpson
    As Creative Spaces Project Manager at the new Joynton Avenue Creative Centre, Lauren works to provide creative opportunities for residents and artists to connect.

    Sam Ali
    Graphic designer and photographer, Sam founded the social enterprise COMMUNE. Dedicated to collaboration and creativity, he fosters social initiatives and hosts community events.

    Garnet O’Neill
    Living in the Exordium Apartments, Garnet realised that, in a unit, you literally can’t lean over the back fence for a chat. After reading about rooftop beehives, he’s working to establish one to get his neighbours buzzing together.

    Georgia Sheil and Dawn Uchida
    Georgia and Dawn are part of the Green Square Growers, a community gardening group exploring solutions to urban sustainability while living in a unit! Georgia also blogs at Farm to Face.

    Norma Vale
    A resident of Zetland since the 1970s, Norma is a local story keeper and loves watching changes in housing, industry, biodiversity and characters.

    Free event with limited places. Bookings recommended.

    Green Square Library
    Saturday 4 March 2017 from 2pm to 2.45pm
    Saturday 4 March 2017 from 3pm to 3.45pm
  • Green Square Strata Network
    Tuesday 7 March 2017
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    The Green Square Strata Network will share some advice on how to look after your residents and yourself in case of an emergency.

    • Does your building have an emergency plan?
    • Does your building or strata manager know what to do?
    • Does anyone have a list of who lives in the building?
    • How do you help old or vulnerable residents?
    • Could you manage without power and the internet?
    • After a flood or fire…where would you live? What happens to your pets and possessions? Who would pay? Who would organise?

    We have a great line up of speakers who will share first hand advice and practical tips on dealing with emergencies:
    • Reena Van Aalst – Strata Manager and Strata Consultant.
    • Stephen King – Committee member.
    • Representative from BAC Insurance.

    Please arrive at 6pm for a 6.15pm start. Refreshments provided.


    Green Square Library
    Tuesday 7 March 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
  • Girls, get gaming
    Saturday 18 March 2017
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    To mark International Women’s Day, we’re getting into gaming. If you’re female, 12+ with gaming on the brain, come and get an intro to coding and gaming environments.

    Girls, get gaming provides a fun and friendly space that encourages girls to get into the world of coding and technology. In this workshop girls can build their own worlds, design their own challenges and learn some awesome skills in freely available apps and programs.

    Our collaborators at the Coder Factory will set up different round-robin-style workshop stations so you can have a go at popular coding environments such as Unity, Stencyl and Gamefroot with the help of skilled facilitators.

    Coder Factory Academy
    Home to the famous coding bootcamp, this is the space to go to learn coding and web programming. Since 2013, this savvy school has been giving the coding curious the means to reach their tech dreams. Combining skill and know-how, they’re helping to shape even the wildest of visions.

    This workshop is a Bring Your Own Device workshop preloaded with the free version of Unity and Stencyl.

    Each session runs for 1.5 hours and caters for up to 40 people but bookings are essential.

    The Library has a limited number of laptops that can be made available to participants who do not have their own and can request a laptop to use for the workshop in the registration.

    Green Square Library is wheelchair friendly with a lift and an accessible toilet.

    Green Square Library
    Saturday 18 March 2017 from 10am to 12.30pm
  • Tech Savvy Seniors - Mandarin Classes @ Green Square
    Thursday 6 April 2017
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    This free series is designed to help older people gain confidence in basic computer and digital skills

    Get technology on your side by keeping connected, accessing vital services and doing business. Facilitated by leaders from the Ethnic Community Council, you can learn in either Mandarin or Cantonese. Join us for the whole series or pick and choose the sessions that best suit your needs.

    Funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS, get savvy using our library PCs and dive into the digital world.

    Introduction to computers – Thursday 6 April 2017
    This workshop will walk you first through the basics of what a computer is, what its components are and how it’s operated. We’ll teach you how to use a mouse and keyboard. Then we’ll put those skills to good use to create your first document on the computer, and perhaps do a little web surfing along the way

    Introduction to internet part 1 – Thursday 13 April 2017
    Become familiar with the internet basics of getting online and surfing the web. Get well acquainted so you can go home, sign up for an internet service and hang out on the www’s yourself.

    Introduction to internet part 2 – Thursday 20 April 2017
    Growing your know-how from Part 1, we’ll look at ways to make web navigation a breeze as well as seek out video and music add-ons. We’ll make sure you know how to keep yourself safe online and get you going with tips for the best sites to view online.

    Introduction to email – Thursday 27 April 2017
    Keep connected to family and friends with email. We’ll walk you through setting up a free Gmail email account as well as how to send, read and reply to your emails.

    Green Square Library
    Thursdays, 10am to 12pm

    Thursday 6 April to Thursday 27 April 2017

  • Easter school holidays Franken-bot workshops at Green Square Library
    Wednesday 12 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 5-8 year olds, fabricate a costume for our Ozobot robots using only recycled and craft stuff. Then put them to the test in a series of challenges.

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

    Green Square Library
    Wednesday 12 April 2017 from 11am to 12pm

Last updated: Wednesday, 7 December 2016