Library Express

Library Express

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In the heart of town

Library Express is located in Town Hall House, directly behind the Sydney Town Hall. It houses paperback books for loan and a magazine and newspaper collection for browsing. It is not a staffed branch.

The branch provides a convenient way for members to pick up and return books they borrow from the collection of 500,000 items we hold in other library branches.

Request a book

Existing members can search our catalogue for books they want to borrow, then contact the branch that holds the items and ask for them to be transferred to Library Express.

To become a member, complete an online application or fill in a form when you next visit a staffed branch. It is free to join if you are a NSW resident.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm
  • Closed weekends and public holidays.


Items can be collected and returned at Library Express. It also provides:

  • a paperback collection
  • free wireless internet
  • public access computer
  • library catalogue access
  • a phone to get 'help' from a library staff member
  • a casual reading lounge and café.


Renewals are available online (with your library card number) or you can send an email to You can also telephone or drop in to one of the staffed branches.


Library Express
Level 1, Town Hall House
456 Kent Street
Sydney NSW 2001

Please call Customs House Library for more information
02 9242 8555

Last updated: Tuesday, 18 April 2017