Kings Cross Library

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Temporary closure notice

While we install self-service technology, Kings Cross Library will be closed from 6 February and will reopen on 13 March 2017.

Find out more on upgrades and closure dates.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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
  • Make & code your own LED lantern session 2
    Saturday 4 February 2017
  • Book now

    If you like the glow of a lovely lantern and electronics spark your interest, light-up your Chinese New Year celebrations with your own LED lantern creation.

    During the spectacular Sydney Chinese New Year Festival from 27 January to 12 February, the Library will be celebrating the Year of the Rooster by putting on some fun festivities.

    Join a master maker as they illuminate the art of LED lantern making. In this workshop, you’ll decorate your own lantern shade, create a simple circuit and code a sensational light sequence by changing colours and formatting flashes.

    You may choose a classic static combination with lights always on, or break it up with some blinking. Whatever your skill level, this workshop will lead you through, step-by-step. While the workshop is best suited for 12+, littler lantern lovers are welcome but will need parental supervision. A small $10 fee covers all the gear you’ll need to produce your unique lantern and the best part is, when you’re done, your lantern is yours to take home.

    Bookings are essential as places are limited. Cost is $10 per person which covers the cost of all materials to build 1 lantern.

    Session 1 for families: 10.30am – 12pm
    *Recommended for children over 12. All children under 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Adults are free of charge if they are only assisting a child, however, child’s cost only covers materials for 1 lantern.

    Session 2 for adults: 2pm – 3.30pm

    Kings Cross Library is wheelchair friendly with a lift and has an accessible toilet

    Kings Cross Library
    Saturday 4 February 2017 from 2pm to 3.30pm
  • Make & code your own LED lantern session 1
    Saturday 4 February 2017
  • Book now

    If you like the glow of a lovely lantern and electronics spark your interest, light-up your Chinese New Year celebrations with your own LED lantern creation.

    During the spectacular Sydney Chinese New Year Festival from 27 January to 12 February, the Library will be celebrating the Year of the Rooster by putting on some fun festivities.

    Join a master maker as they illuminate the art of LED lantern making. In this workshop, you’ll decorate your own lantern shade, create a simple circuit and code a sensational light sequence by changing colours and formatting flashes.

    You may choose a classic static combination with lights always on, or break it up with some blinking. Whatever your skill level, this workshop will lead you through, step-by-step. While the workshop is best suited for 12+, littler lantern lovers are welcome but will need parental supervision. A small $10 fee covers all the gear you’ll need to produce your unique lantern and the best part is, when you’re done, your lantern is yours to take home.

    Bookings are essential as places are limited. Cost is $10 per person which covers the cost of all materials to build 1 lantern.

    Session 1 for families: 10.30am – 12pm
    *Recommended for children over 12. All children under 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Adults are free of charge if they are only assisting a child, however, child’s cost only covers materials for 1 lantern.

    Session 2 for adults: 2pm – 3.30pm

    Kings Cross Library is wheelchair friendly with a lift and has an accessible toilet

    Kings Cross Library
    Saturday 4 February 2017 from 10.30am to 12pm
  • Storytime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 15 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.

    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 15 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.

    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.

  • Easter school holidays Franken-bot workshops at Kings Cross Library
    Wednesday 19 April 2017
  • Book now

    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.

    Kings Cross Library
    Wednesday 19 April 2017 from 11am to 12pm

Last updated: Tuesday, 10 January 2017