Kings Cross Library

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Temporarily closed

While we install self-service technology, Kings Cross Library will be closed from 6 February and will reopen on 15 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
  • 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.

  • Off the Page: Kings Cross Library
    Thursday 30 March 2017
  • Book now

    For our first Late Night Library series in 2017, we’re teaming up with Sydney-based storytellers Little Fictions. Over 6 nights, prepare to be entertained by a talented team of actors, artists and musicians who’ll bring local tales to life through a mix of original multimedia and live performance.

    Join composer and broadcaster, Julian Day, for a mesmerizing hour of multiplatform storytelling by actors, visual artists, filmmakers and musicians. Texts included are local Sydney stories straight out of Crown and Williams Street, Central and Circular Quay.

    In ‘The Most Beautiful Story In The World’, Oliver Mol tells of migraines, Sydney’s lockout laws, love and mental health. His performance will be accompanied by a slideshow of quirky images by Carla Uriarte and a haunting soundtrack.

    Emerging artist, Emily Twomey and emerging composers Thomas Ross and Vickie Tran have collaborated to produce a series of microlit videos. The premiere screening of these unique story-poem films at Off The Page will include actors Eleni Schumacher and Joel Horwood performing narrations accompanied by both pre-recorded and live sounds.

    This series of Late Night Library is produced by City of Sydney and presented in collaboration with Little Fictions.

    Kings Cross Library
    Thursday 30 March 2017 from 9pm to 10pm
  • 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
  • Augmented Reality for rookies
    Saturday 29 April 2017
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    Booked out

    The recent Pokemon Go craze has finally brought augmented reality to the mainstream. No longer the realm of sci-fi, this mind-bending technology is fast becoming integrated into apps and will soon be immersed in our everyday.

    By superimposing a computer generated image on a view of the real world, you can essentially bridge your physical and digital worlds. This workshop will use free apps, Aurasma and Layar, accessible on both mobile and desktop environments. Learn the basics of augmented reality, grasp how to make your own constructed worlds and show-off your creations.

    Warren Armstrong
    Meet Warren Armstrong, the curator of (Un)seen Sculptures, an augmented reality exhibition featuring both international and Australian artists. He’ll share his reality-warping experience, guide you through making your own layers and clue you up on basic skills in digital making and media. This new media artist has the resume of a true technology trailblazer. Settle in for a demonstration of how augmented reality has been applied to multiple purposes. Get your hands on the tools and asset files as you work with Warren to evolve your skills.

    This one-off event runs for 4 hours and is best suited to people 15 years and over.

    Bookings are essential as spaces are limited to 16 people.

    Bring your own lunch and devices (laptop and mobile) preloaded with Aurasma  and Layar.

    Kings Cross Library
    Saturday 29 April 2017 from 10am to 2pm

Last updated: Tuesday, 10 January 2017