Ultimo Library

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A community hub

Ultimo Library is a vibrant, welcoming community library located on level 1 of the Ultimo Community Centre.

To become a member complete an online application or fill in a form and present your identification when you next visit. It is free to join if you are a NSW resident.

Features

As well as its constantly changing collection of books, CDs and DVDs, Ultimo Library offers locals:

  • free wireless internet
  • public access computer
  • scanning, printing and photocopying facilities
  • a wide collection of newspapers and magazines in English and Chinese
  • weekly rhyme and storytimes in English
  • weekly bilingual storytime in English and Mandarin

Opening hours

  • Monday and Tuesday: 10am to 6pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 7pm
  • Thursday and Friday: 10am to 6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12pm to 4pm

Loans, returns and renewals

Members can borrow up to 30 items for 3 weeks. Renewals are available online (with your library card number) or you can send an email to renewals@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au. You can also telephone or drop in to the branch.

The after-hours return chute is near the Bulwara Road entrance.


Contacts

Ultimo Library
Level 1, Ultimo Community Centre
40 William Henry Street
Ultimo NSW 2007
02 9298 3110

  • What’s on
  • Storytime @ Ultimo
    Thursday 23 March 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.

    Ultimo Library
    Thursdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Thursday 16 March to Thursday 14 December 2017

    Except Thursday 13 April, Thursday 20 April, Thursday 6 July, Thursday 13 July, Thursday 28 September and Thursday 5 October

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Rhymetime @ Ultimo
    Thursday 23 March 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.

    Ultimo Library
    Thursdays, 10am to 10.30am

    Thursday 16 March to Thursday 14 December 2017

    Except Thursday 13 April, Thursday 20 April, Thursday 6 July, Thursday 13 July, Thursday 28 September and Thursday 5 October

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Bi-lingual Storytime @ Ultimo
    Tuesday 28 March 2017
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    Come along to our bi-lingual Storytime. It’s a fun session of storytelling, rhymes, music, singing and craft activities for preschoolers. Stories are read aloud in both English and Mandarin to support literacy development, foster a love of reading, nurture Mandarin language and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    Suitable for 3-5 year olds.

    Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited.

    Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Ultimo Library
    Tuesdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Tuesday 14 March to Tuesday 12 December 2017

    Except Tuesday 11 April, Tuesday 18 April, Tuesday 4 July, Tuesday 11 July, Tuesday 26 September and Tuesday 3 October

  • Tech Savvy Seniors - Cantonese Classes @ Ultimo Library
    Thursday 6 April 2017
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    This free 6-part series is designed to help older people gain confidence in basic computer and digital skills. Facilitated by leaders from the Ethnic Community Council, you can learn in Cantonese. Join us for the whole series or pick and choose the sessions that best suit your needs.

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

    Introduction to computers – Thurday 6 April 2017
    This workshop will walk you first through the basics of what a computer is, what its components are and how it’s operated.

    Introduction to internet part 1 – Thurday 13 April 2017
    Become familiar with the internet basics of getting online and surfing the web. Get well acquainted so you can go home, sign up for an internet service and hang out on the www’s yourself.

    Introduction to internet part 2 – Thurday 20 April 2017
    Growing your know-how from Part 1, we’ll look at ways to make web navigation a breeze as well as seek out video and music add-ons. We’ll make sure you know how to keep yourself safe online and get you going with tips for the best sites to view online.

    Introduction to email – Thurday 27 April 2017
    Keep connected to family and friends with email. We’ll walk you through setting up a free Gmail email account as well as how to send, read and reply to your emails.

    Introduction to social media – Thurday 4 May 2017
    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.

    Introduction to iPads – Thurday 11 May 2017
    We’ll walk you through the techy world of the tablet and get you up and running on this handy device.

    Ultimo Library
    Thursdays, 10am to 12pm

    Thursday 6 April to Thursday 11 May 2017

  • Sustainable food production
    Wednesday 12 April 2017
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    City of Sydney Library is teaming up with Inspiring Australia to delve into some cutting-edge research. Over three seasons, we’ll be focusing on three big-impact topics: food, obesity and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills. In this first series, Feeding the World, we’ll be focusing on food and exploring the role science plays in contributing innovative solutions to global issues.

    Our two guest scientists will explore how to produce the right food in the right way.

    Insects and the future of food
    The reliance on insecticides has resulted in them being less effective in the efforts of pest control. Add to this, the rapid rate of population growth and we have a problem. Finding ways to preside over pests and feed everyone is where Dr Eliza Middleton comes in.

    Dr Eliza Middleton
    Holding a PhD in native ant behaviour and ecology, Dr Middleton is a Postdoctoral Research Associate within the Insect Behaviour and Ecology Lab at Sydney University where she also lectures in Integrated Pest Management. Now, as an invertebrate zoologist, she has a penchant for the communal and adaptable action of insect social systems.

    Making diets more sustainable
    With precious little ‘arable’ land capable of sustaining veggies, our food choices have a big impact on our environment. With plenty of pastures suited for sheep, cattle and kangaroos, Kate Wingett looks into how the wool industry could lower greenhouse gas levels by encouraging less wastage of sheep meat and offal.

    Kate Wingett
    Kate has a love of all creatures, great and small. As a small animal vet in private practice for 15 years, she made a shift towards animal biosecurity services with the NSW Department of Primary Industries. Now, as a Master of Veterinary Science, she focuses on the correlation between climate change and agriculture.

    Ultimo Library
    Wednesday 12 April 2017 from 6pm to 7pm
  • Easter school holidays Franken-bot workshops at Ultimo Library
    Wednesday 12 April 2017
  • Book now

    If you love making and inventing things out of bits n’ pieces, we’ve got the workshop that’ll put your creativity to task.

    Schools out, so, to celebrate, we’ve got hands-on making sessions where you can get creative with recycling and robotics. Just BYO imagination and get constructing.

    In this workshop for 8-12 year olds come in with an old toy or use ours to refashion it as a ‘Franken-bot’ from leftover parts and pieces.

    Then, fuse your ‘Franken-bot’ with our Edison robots and challenge yourself and your creation with robotic play.

    Go head-to-head in a Hebocon-style challenge. Put your brilliant bot to the test by wrestling and wrangling Edison educational toy robots.

    This free workshop will pull the crowds, so bookings are essential.

    Ultimo Library
    Wednesday 12 April 2017 from 11am to 12pm
  • Keeping fish sustainable
    Wednesday 10 May 2017
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    Curious Science: 3 big questions
    Feeding the World

    City of Sydney Library is teaming up with Inspiring Australia to delve into some cutting-edge research. Over three seasons, we’ll be focusing on three big-impact topics: food, obesity and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills. In this series, Feeding the World, we’ll be focusing on food and exploring the role science plays in contributing innovative solutions to global issues.

    Keeping fish sustainable

    Fish is a cheap source of quality food worldwide.

    High in protein, oils and micronutrients, our love of seafood just keeps growing but the ocean’s supply stopped flowing in the 1990s. To keep up with demand, more than 40% of fish now comes from aquaculture and this is not without consequence. The rise in ‘seafood farming’ goes hand-in-hand with coastline reshaping while ‘sea ranching’ is seeing synthetic habitats turn natural fisheries into controlled ‘farmed’ systems.

    The impact of farm management on disease is very apparent in Indonesia where high value species of grouper are produced in onshore hatcheries and grown in sea cages for live fish markets. On-farm disease surveys are used to understand the multifactorial causes of mass mortality that threaten the reliability of these farming systems.

    Dr James Smith

    A Research Associate in the Fisheries and Marine Environmental Research group at the University of NSW. Dr Smith’s expertise covers many topics, from artificial reefs and fish stocking, to food webs and fish tracking. He explores the past and future of seafood production and asks whether we will always be able to find or farm seafood.

    Dr Paul Hick

    Paul is a lecturer with the University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science with a passion for promoting the health and welfare of aquatic animals. His research focuses on the interactions between environmental factors and viral pathogens that cause diseases of marine invertebrates and fish.

    Ultimo Library
    Wednesday 10 May 2017 from 6pm to 7pm

Last updated: Friday, 17 March 2017