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

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
  • Storytime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 23 May 2018
  • Event details

    Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers. The sessions foster an early love of reading 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 7 February to Wednesday 19 December 2018

    Except Wednesday 18 April, Anzac Day, Wednesday 11 July, Wednesday 18 July, Wednesday 3 October and Wednesday 10 October

  • Rhymetime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 23 May 2018
  • Event details

    Rhymetime is a lapsit program for babies. The session combines rhymes, music, singing and puppets to develop early literacy skills.

    For 0 to 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 7 February to Wednesday 19 December 2018

    Except Wednesday 18 April, Anzac Day, Wednesday 11 July, Wednesday 18 July, Wednesday 3 October and Wednesday 10 October

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Tech Savvy Seniors @ Kings Cross Library
    Monday 4 June 2018
  • Book now

    This free series funded by the Telstra Foundation is designed to help older people gain confidence in basic computer and digital skills.

    Book in for 1 or more of the small group sessions below:

    Introduction to computers – 4 June
    Introduction to internet part 1 – 18 June
    Introduction to internet part 2 – 25 June
    Introduction to email – 2 July
    Online shopping and banking part 1 – 9 July
    Introduction to online shopping and banking part 2 – 16 July
    Introduction to social media – 23 July
    Introduction to iPads – 30 July

    Sessions are free, run for 2 hours and cater for up to 10 people. Bookings are essential as there are loads of keen learners.

    Kings Cross Library
    Mondays, 9am to 6pm

    Monday 4 June to Monday 30 July 2018

    Except public holidays

  • Tech Savvy Seniors @ Kings Cross Library
    Monday 4 June 2018
  • Book now

    This free series funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS. The workshops are designed to help older people gain confidence in basic computer and digital skills.

    Book in for 1 or more of the small group sessions below:

    Introduction to computers – 4 June
    This workshop covers what a computer is, its components and how it’s operated. You’ll learn to use a mouse and keyboard and then road test your skills to create your first document.

    Introduction to internet part 1 – 18 June
    Become familiar with how to access and surf the web so you can go home, sign up for an internet service and hang out on the www yourself.

    Introduction to internet part 2 – 25 June
    We’ll look at ways to make web navigation a breeze and seek out video and music add-ons. You’ll leave knowing how to keep yourself safe online and tips for the best sites.

    Introduction to email – 2 July
    Keep connected to family and friends with email. We’ll walk you through setting up a free Gmail email account and how to send, read and reply to your emails.

    Online shopping and banking part 1 – 9 July
    From booking a holiday to buying groceries, we’ll take you through the process of buying something and how to stay safe banking and shopping online.

    Introduction to online shopping and banking part 2 – 16 July
    Following on from part 1, find out how you can save time paying bills online and learn how to browse, buy and sell using websites like eBay and about payment options like PayPal.

    Introduction to social media – 23 July
    Get sharp with social media’s famous three: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We’ll take you through a run-down of which social media to use and when.

    Kings Cross Library
    Mondays, 11am to 1pm

    Monday 4 June to Monday 23 July 2018

    Except public holidays

  • Late Night Library: Sex in the Emerald City
    Thursday 7 June 2018
  • Book now

    Join us for a Sydney-themed night of erotic musings featuring some of our most loved and emerging voices, and performance identities.

    The provocative and informative evening explores stories from Sydney. Featuring Jules Kim (CEO, Scarlet Alliance), Eliot Redelman (Polyamory Sydney), and a performance by Betty Grumble (surreal showgirl). Plus, don’t miss high tea with sex workers!

    Presented with Jenevieve Chang.

    This is an adults only event and bookings are recommended.

    Outrageous Library is the first Late Night Library series of 2018. Readers, writers and literary lovers will be transported into the erotic character of different cities around the world, with some help from the community.

    This event will be Auslan interpreted.

    Kings Cross Library
    Thursday 7 June 2018 from 7pm to 9pm

Last updated: Tuesday, 3 April 2018