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 renewals@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au. You can also telephone or drop in to the branch.

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

Features

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.

Contacts

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

  • What’s on
  • Mandarin rhymetime @ Green Square
    Monday 5 February 2018
  • 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 language and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    For 0 to 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 5 February to Monday 17 December 2018

    Except Easter Monday, Monday 16 April, Monday 23 April, Queen's Birthday, Monday 9 July, Monday 16 July, Labour Day and Monday 8 October

  • Rhymetime @ Green Square
    Wednesday 7 February 2018
  • Event details

    Rhymetime is a lapsit program for babies that combines rhymes, music, singing and puppets. The sessions aim to develop early literacy skills.

    For 0 to 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 7 February to Wednesday 19 December 2018

    Except Wednesday 18 April, Anzac Day, Wednesday 11 July, Wednesday 18 July, Wednesday 3 October and Wednesday 10 October

  • Storytime @ Green Square
    Friday 9 February 2018
  • Event details

    Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers. The session foster an early love of reading 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 9 February to Friday 14 December 2018

    Except Good Friday, Friday 20 April, Friday 27 April, Friday 13 July, Friday 20 July, Friday 5 October and Friday 12 October

  • Bilingual storytime @ Green Square
    Monday 12 February 2018
  • Book now

    Come along to our bilingual storytime. It’s a fun session of storytelling, rhymes, music, singing and craft activities for pre-schoolers. Stories are read aloud in both English and Mandarin to support literacy development, foster a love of reading and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    Suitable for 3 to 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 12 February to Monday 17 December 2018

    Except Easter Monday, Monday 16 April, Monday 23 April, Monday 30 April, Queen's Birthday, Monday 9 July, Monday 16 July, Labour Day and Monday 8 October

  • Chinese calligraphy: Green Square Library
    Saturday 17 February 2018
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    During the spectacular Sydney Chinese New Year Festival, we’ll be celebrating the Year of the Dog at the library with some fun festivities.

    Learn the beauty of the brush stroke as master artists from the Australian Chinese Artists’ Society compose the characters of Chinese calligraphy. Take the time to digest the detail behind this captivating cultural expression and go home with your own handwritten souvenir courtesy of our calligraphers.

    Chinese calligraphy is an expressive form of visual poetry and holds a valuable place in the heart of Chinese culture.

    Our calligraphy artists will be taking up their brushes in residence over 2 hours. This is a free demonstration and everyone is welcome to drop by to see the artists at work.

    Green Square Library
    Saturday 17 February 2018 from 2pm to 4pm

Last updated: Tuesday, 2 January 2018