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.
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 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
  • Tech Savvy Seniors @ Kings Cross Library
    Monday 11 December 2017
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    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.

    Get savvy using our library PCs and dive into the digital world.

    Funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS.

    Introduction to computers – 6 November.
    Introduction to internet part 1 – 13 November.
    Introduction to internet part 2 – 20 November.
    Introduction to email – 27 November.
    Introduction to iPads – 4 December.
    Introduction to social media – 11 December.

    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 6 November to Monday 11 December 2017

  • Storytime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 13 December 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 13 December 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.

  • Out in the Streets
    Tuesday 20 February 2018
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    Out in the Streets is a panel discussion to analyse Sydney’s vibrant history of LGBTIQ activism.

    Marriage equality is the most recent issue to galvanise the LGBTIQ and broader communities into action. But marriage equality is part of a much longer history, with victories on the road to equality won through the persistence of our activists and the resilience of our community.

    The event celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first Sydney Mardi Gras, but also the approaching 50th anniversary of pioneering Gay Lib organisation CAMP (the Campaign Against Moral Persecution). The UTS Australian Centre for Public History teams with the City of Sydney and Sydney’s Pride History Group to present this important public event.

    Join us at Kings Cross, in a part of Sydney that is full of significance for LGBTIQ histories.

    This is a free community event but registration is required. 6pm arrival for 6.30pm start.

    Kings Cross Library
    Tuesday 20 February 2018 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Last updated: Saturday, 2 December 2017