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
  • Storytime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 31 August 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 31 August 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 10 September 2016
  • Book now

    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: Doug Purdie
    Tuesday 20 September 2016
  • Book now

    Doug Purdie, a self-confessed ‘Beevangelist’, maintains more than 50 beehives on city rooftops, balconies and backyards and in community gardens around Sydney. He also teaches introductory urban beekeeping courses.

    Bees are under threat by urbanisation, over-use of insecticide and have a bad wrap from anybody who’s ever got stung. Australia is lucky enough to be the only country in the world with a healthy bee population – so healthy in fact we are keeping the rest of the world’s food sources secure by exporting bees.

    Following on from the success of his book Backyard Bees – a guide for the beginner beekeeper, Purdie’s new book, The Bee friendly garden: Easy ways to help the bees and make your garden grow is a guide for all gardeners, great and small, on how to encourage bees and other good bugs to your green space.

    Come and hear Purdie’s passion for bees and no doubt he’ll be able to convince you that you too can produce honey in your own balcony, backyard or rooftop.

    We’ve programmed a series of monthly author talks, created in partnership with the much-loved Potts Point Bookshop. We let the writers do the talking as we hear from a lively mix of the best local, emerging and best-selling authors.

    Bookings are essential.

    Kings Cross Library
    Tuesday 20 September 2016 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Last updated: Tuesday, 29 March 2016