Kings Cross Library

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


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.
Adobe Creative Suite 6 for graphic design, video and photo editing and website development is now available on all 16 computers on level 2. The suite gives you access to Photoshop, InDesign and Adobe Premiere Pro as well as other applications. 

Readers' group

The Kings Cross Library readers' group, or book club, meets on the second Saturday of the month from 1.30pm to 3pm. Sessions take place on level 2. 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 You can also telephone or drop in to the branch.


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

  • What’s on
  • Meditation station: Kings Cross Library
    Thursday 19 October 2017
  • Event details

    During Mental Health Month this October, each City of Sydney library branch will host a guided meditation station. Our meditation stations will have an iPad loaded with self-directed, anti-anxiety meditations from our eaudiobook collection. Sit down and make yourself comfortable for a 5-minute meditation to slow down your busy day.

    Guided meditations are widely recognised as effective strategies for managing anxiety and nurturing positive mental health.

    This free meditation activity is suitable for all ages. There’s an iPad available at each branch and headphones are provided.

    Bookings aren’t required – drop in at any time during library opening hours and see branch staff if you have any questions. Meditations can also be borrowed by Library members from our eaudiobook collection, so you can meditate using your own device, anywhere and anytime.

    Kings Cross Library
    Mondays and Tuesdays, 10am to 7pm
    Wednesdays to Fridays, 10am to 6pm
    Saturdays, 10am to 4pm
    Sundays, 11am to 6pm

    Sunday 1 October to Tuesday 31 October 2017

    Closed on public holidays

  • Storytime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 25 October 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.

    Kings Cross Library
    Wednesdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Wednesday 15 March 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

  • Rhymetime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 25 October 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.

    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 15 March 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

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Everyone’s got a story: Kings Cross – Every night’s a party
    Saturday 4 November 2017
  • Book now

    Join iconic and ‘ordinary’ locals as they bring Kings Cross’ unique character to life. This special series, produced by artist and performer, Vashti Hughes, takes us on a journey through the decades.

    Going back to the 2000s – the Cross is a party every night. The ‘naughties’ decade sees the impact of the Olympics, with an influx of international tourists visiting the area. Now on the world stage as the place for exciting nightlife, people are flocking into the Cross for a dose of fun. Living it large, the main drag resembles Easter Show crowds at the height of the holidays.

    Our storytellers

    Vashti Hughes
    Vashti has a gift for character. With Kings Cross as her stamping ground, she’s played a variety of roles and curated cabarets. Her latest show, Piccolo Tales, set in the Piccolo Café Bar, celebrates the colourful characters of the Cross.

    DJ Soup
    Ex-pro-basketballer, DJ Soup, Aka John Blake is half of the hip hop duo, Fonke Knomaads. Soup DJ’ed in the Cross throughout the decade and as well as being a producer and international festival DJ, he’s also released his own albums.

    Ingrid Van Beek
    As Medical Director at the Kirkton Road Centre from 1989 until earlier this year, Ingrid helped set up the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in Kings Cross where she was also Medical Director for 8 years.

    Free event suitable for 18+. There is limited capacity for this popular series, so bookings are recommended.

    Kings Cross Library
    Saturday 4 November 2017 from 4pm to 5pm

Last updated: Monday, 24 July 2017