Kings Cross Library

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Local legend

Kings Cross Library has a long local history. It was established in 1959 and opened on its current site in 2004. Today it opens 7 days a week.

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.

Opening hours

  • Monday and Tuesday: 10am to 7pm
  • Wednesday to Friday: 10am to 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 4pm

Features

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

  • free wireless internet
  • public access computer
  • scanning, printing and photocopying facilities
  • daily newspapers
  • a wide collection of newspapers and magazines
  • weekly rhyme and storytimes

Readers' group

The Kings Cross Library readers' group is still establishing numbers and is currently looking for new members. The group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 1.30pm to 3pm in the audio visual area on the first floor. All are welcome to join.

Loans, returns and renewals

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.


Contacts

Kings Cross Library
Level 1, 50–52 Darlinghurst Road
Kings Cross NSW 2011
02 9246 4530

  • What’s on
  • Late Night Library: Fat Calamity Jane
    Wednesday 11 May 2016
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    There are plenty of musicals with two leading ladies, but not nearly enough of them are fat. Libby and Maeve from Lady Sings it Better will rectify that.

    Join them for an interactive, all singing, all sitting down reinvention of your favourite musicals starring a brunette and a blonde. It’s a bit live DVD commentary, a bit cabaret, a bit comedy recap, with the glorious harmonies and stellar voices the two are known for.

    Visit the Wild West town of Deadwood with two of Sydney’s funniest songstresses. Prizes for anyone who dresses up.

    ‘Sassy, passionate, and downright hilarious, Lady Sings it Better is comedic cabaret at its best.’ – ArtsHub.

    Kings Cross Library
    Wednesday 11 May 2016 from 8pm to 9pm
  • Storytime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 11 May 2016
  • Event details

    Storytime is fun storytelling and craft for preschoolers.

    It nurtures a love of reading, initiates literacy skills and social interaction in readiness for school.

    Suitable for 3 to 5 year olds.

    Session numbers are limited. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Kings Cross Library
    Wednesdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Wednesday 3 February to Wednesday 14 December 2016

    Except Wednesday 13 April, Wednesday 20 April, Wednesday 6 July, Wednesday 13 July, Wednesday 28 September and Wednesday 5 October

  • Rhymetime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 11 May 2016
  • 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.

    Session numbers are limited. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Kings Cross Library
    Wednesdays, 10am to 10.30am

    Wednesday 3 February to Wednesday 14 December 2016

    Except Wednesday 13 April, Wednesday 20 April, Wednesday 6 July, Wednesday 13 July, Wednesday 28 September and Wednesday 5 October

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Book club at Kings Cross Library
    Saturday 14 May 2016
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    Join a book club at the library for an informal and friendly discussion of literature of all kinds.

    Books will be chosen from a range of genres including award winners, contemporary fiction, historical fiction, crime novels, biographies and quarterly essays.

    Our book clubs are small, friendly group discussions facilitated by one of our experienced Library staff.

    This group meets the second Saturday of the month.

    Bookings not required.

    Kings Cross Library
    Saturday 14 May 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
    Saturday 11 June 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
    Saturday 9 July 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
    Saturday 13 August 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
  • Authors up the Cross: David Dyer
    Tuesday 24 May 2016
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    Debut novelist David Dyer will be in conversation with fellow Australian writer Debra Adelaide about The Midnight Watch – a novel based on the true story of Californian, the ship that didn’t stop to come to the rescue of Titanic.

    David, amongst former occupations as a lawyer, teacher and ship’s officer on merchant vessels, is a Titanic obsessive, so we know we are in for a great night’s conversation.

    The Authors up the Cross series is presented in partnership with Potts Point Book Shop.

    Bookings recommended.

    Kings Cross Library
    Tuesday 24 May 2016 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Late Night Library: KX Closing Night Variety Hour
    Wednesday 25 May 2016
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    As winter approaches, cosy up to your companions for Kings Cross Library’s Closing Night Variety Hour, featuring the best of the season (with a few surprises thrown in for good measure).

    Acts include Brendan Maclean, Sepora, Maeve Marsden, Libby Wood and more to be announced!

    Expect a little local flavour and a lot of laughs in an evening jam-packed with stories and songs, words and music (yes, we know they’re the same thing).

    Kings Cross Library
    Wednesday 25 May 2016 from 8pm to 9pm
  • National Simultaneous Storytime at Kings Cross
    Wednesday 25 May 2016
  • Event details

    Listen to special guest authors Jol and Kate Temple read this year’s National Simultaneous Storytime book, I Got This Hat, at this very special storytime event.

    National Simultaneous Storytime is now in its 16th year and celebrates the values of reading and literacy by hosting a myriad of storytelling sessions in libraries, pre-schools and schools all across the country at exactly the same time.

    Suitable for 3 to 5 year olds.

    Session numbers are limited. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    Kings Cross Library
    Wednesday 25 May 2016 from 11am to 11.45am

Last updated: Tuesday, 29 March 2016