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
  • 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
  • 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 Cameron James, Penny Greenhalgh and Sepora, Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood.

    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
  • Storytime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 25 May 2016
  • 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 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 25 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 11 June 2016
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    Join a book club for a friendly discussion of literature of all kinds.

    Our monthly club, held at Kings Cross Library, cover a range of genres, including award winners, contemporary and classic fiction, poetry, historical fiction, crime novels, biographies and quarterly essays.

    Among other titles, the Kings Cross book club will be looking at The Fixer by Joseph Finder, Flesh Wounds by Richard Glover, and This House of Grief by Helen Garner in the coming months.

    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
    Saturday 10 September 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
    Saturday 8 October 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
    Saturday 12 November 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
    Saturday 10 December 2016 from 1.30pm to 3pm
  • Authors Up the Cross: Jeff Duff
    Tuesday 21 June 2016
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    Meet the illustrious performer who once hosted Countdown dressed as a sausage, but today is most famous for his depiction of David Bowie.

    Jeff Duff will be sharing his tell-all memoir and performing in his unique, luscious style.

    We let the writers do the talking, as we hear from a lively mix of the best local, emerging and best-selling authors every month. The series is presented by the City of Sydney Library in partnership with Potts Point Bookshop.

    Bookings essential.

    Kings Cross Library
    Tuesday 21 June 2016 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Winter Warmers @ Kings Cross Library
    Wednesday 13 July 2016
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    It may be cold outside, but staying indoors doesn’t have to mean more screen time.

    We will be hosting chill-themed craft activities like snow dome making, windy day kites, mobiles, and colourful dreamcatchers to brighten up the grey winter days and keep kids entertained these school holiday.

    These free sessions are suitable for 5-8 year olds.

    Bookings open now.

    Kings Cross Library
    Wednesday 13 July 2016 from 11am to 12pm

Last updated: Tuesday, 29 March 2016