Ultimo Library

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Temporary closures

All City of Sydney libraries will close on Friday 9 June for a staff development day.

Our branches will also close on Monday 12 June for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday.

Normal opening hours are in place on Saturday 10 June and Sunday 11 June.

After-hours return chutes are available at Glebe, Green Square, Haymarket, Newtown, Surry Hills, Ultimo and Waterloo branches.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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
  • Bi-lingual Storytime @ Ultimo
    Tuesday 30 May 2017
  • Book now

    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, Anzac Day, Tuesday 4 July, Tuesday 11 July, Tuesday 26 September and Tuesday 3 October

  • Storytime @ Ultimo
    Thursday 1 June 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 1 June 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.

  • NAIDOC Storytime at Ultimo Library
    Thursday 29 June 2017
  • Event details

    Ultimo Library: Koori Kinnections

    An Aboriginal cultural educator will tell Dreamtime stories and provide a face painting activity with traditional ochre paint.

    This 45-minute free event is suitable for a pre-school audience (3 to 5 year olds).

    Bookings aren’t necessary but arrive early as space is limited.

    Ultimo Library
    Thursday 29 June 2017 from 11am to 11.45am
  • Curious Science: Understanding obesity – mind and body
    Wednesday 12 July 2017
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    City of Sydney Library joins forces with Inspiring Australia to investigate some cutting-edge research. Over three seasons in 2017, we’re lifting the lid on three big-impact topics: food, obesity and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills.

    Experts lead a talk and Q&A discussing innovative solutions to the deadly threat of obesity. As the biggest health risk in Australia, a staggering 1 in 4 children and more than 63% of adults are overweight, compared with just over half in 1995.

    Getting fatter as we grow older, weight gain is putting us at risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and some cancers.

    Behind the weight loss studies
    Clinical trials give researchers important insights into metabolism and weight management while social media offers a rich platform for targeting teenagers. Michelle Hsu explores the hurdles and opportunities faced by today’s nutrition researchers.

    Training brains to help bodies
    Despite our best efforts, yielding to eating habits and temptation can sabotage weight loss plans. Dr Jayanthi Raman discusses how neurocognitive changes in people with overweight and obesity can affect the skills which allow us to process information, make decisions and act as advocates for our health.

    Meet our researchers

    Michelle Hsu
    With a passion for understanding human behaviour around eating and health, Michelle is a nutritionist and the program leader for government-funded childhood obesity program, Go4Fun. Educating and supporting adults as well as primary school-aged children and their families about nutrition, she’s helping to engender behaviour change techniques.

    Dr Jayanthi Raman
    Accredited Clinical Psychologist and Research Fellow at UTS, Jayanthi has worked extensively in adult mental health. Now, conducting a trial examining Cognitive Remediation, she’s testing new weight management programs, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

    This free event is suitable for a youth and adult audience. Tickets are limited, so bookings are essential.
    Ultimo Library is wheelchair friendly with an accessible toilet.

    Ultimo Library
    Wednesday 12 July 2017 from 6pm to 7pm
  • Curious Science: What motivates and gets us moving
    Wednesday 16 August 2017
  • Book now

    City of Sydney Library joins forces with Inspiring Australia to investigate some cutting-edge research. Over three seasons, we’re lifting the lid on three big-impact topics: food, obesity and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills.

    Experts lead a talk and Q&A discussing innovative solutions to the deadly threat of obesity. As the biggest health risk in Australia, a staggering 1 in 4 children and more than 63% of adults are overweight, compared with just over half in 1995.

    Getting fatter as we grow older, weight gain is putting us at risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and some cancers.

    Exercise and obesity
    As rates of obesity continue to rise, it’s important to know exactly how much – and when – we should exercise as well as what role exercise plays in weight management. Personal trainer, Veronica Smith, gives us insight into why some people are motivated to exercise while others aren’t.

    Preventing obesity in children
    Obesity begins early in life. Evidence suggests excess weight gained in the first year can stay with a baby into adulthood. Researcher Elizabeth Denney-Wilson has trialled a smartphone app supporting parents of new babies in preventing obesity from the onset.

    Veronica Smith
    With 8 years of experience in personal and group fitness training, she’s currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology at UNSW. To gain insight into the various mechanisms that contribute to obesity, Veronica investigates what motivates people to engage in health-promoting behaviours.

    Dr Elizabeth Denney-Wilson
    Through her PhD involving a group of 500 teenagers, Elizabeth uncovered that obese teenagers, boys in particular, were likely to demonstrate the same risk factors usually seen in overweight adults. Now, her research is focused on prevention of and management for obesity in young children.

    A free event, bookings essential.

    Ultimo Library is wheelchair friendly with an accessible toilet.

    Ultimo Library
    Wednesday 16 August 2017 from 6pm to 7pm

Last updated: Monday, 29 May 2017