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
  • Storytime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 23 August 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 23 August 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.

  • Tech Savvy Seniors @ Kings Cross Library
    Monday 4 September 2017
  • Book now

    This free 6-part series is designed to help older people improve their computer and digital literacy.
    Get technology on your side by keeping connected, accessing vital services and doing business. Join us for the whole series or pick and choose the sessions that best suit your needs.

    Funded by the Telstra Foundation, get savvy using our library PCs and dive into the digital world.

    Introduction to computers – 4 September
    Introduction to internet part 1 – 11 September
    Introduction to internet part 2 – 18 September
    Introduction to email – 25 September
    Introduction to online cyber safety: how to stay safe online – 9 October
    Introduction to social media – 16 October

    Sessions are free, run for 2 hours and cater for 8 people. Bookings are essential as there are loads of keen learners.

    Kings Cross Library
    Mondays, 11am to 1pm

    Monday 4 September to Monday 16 October 2017

    Except public holidays

  • Welcome to the Studio
    Wednesday 6 September 2017
  • Event details

    Tune into Late Night Library for a feast of comedy and melodrama taking you back to the hey-day of radio drama of the 1930s and 40s. Weaving contemporary humour with local history, Merran Winchester and her team will transport the audience back in time, using live sound effects, old news transcripts, music and more. Learn a little about Sydney history, and make a little Sydney history while you’re at it.

    More than one Sydney library has links to a wireless history. Kings Cross Library has its own wireless history, sitting on the site of the old ABC building, making it the perfect location for this trip back in time.

    For NSW History Week, join a group of local actors and community broadcasters as they explore the history of Sydney and its life on the wireless.

    Late Night Library Special: Welcome to the Studio is produced by City of Sydney and presented in collaboration with Maeve Marsden.

    In its seventh year, City of Sydney’s Late Night Library is kicking goals creatively and continues to provide emerging creative producers an opportunity to explore and develop new work.

    In 2015 and 2016, Maeve Marsden developed work for Late Night Library that has gone on to receive 5 star reviews at Sydney Festival. She has played to packed houses at festivals round the country and internationally. Her storytelling project, Queerstories, won Best Spoken Word at Sydney Fringe and is now a monthly event at Giant Dwarf. For our 2017 Late Night Library Specials series, we’ve brought Maeve back to present four compelling performances across the year.

    Bookings recommended, however you can join the walk-up queue on the evening of the performance.

    Kings Cross is wheelchair accessible

    Kings Cross Library
    Wednesday 6 September 2017 from 8pm to 9pm

Last updated: Monday, 24 July 2017