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
  • Computer and mobile device troubleshooting
    Wednesday 4 May 2016
  • Event details

    Bring your questions about computers, mobile phones, and tablets to our friendly volunteer.

    The troubleshooting session takes place at the Ultimo Library.

    Ultimo Library
    Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am to 12pm

    Wednesday 6 January to Friday 25 November 2016

  • Pyrmont history in the digital age
    Wednesday 4 May 2016
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    Join City of Sydney Historian Catherine Freyne as she introduces you to Port, the Pyrmont History Walk, a new part of the Sydney Culture Walks app, and discusses the process of producing an historical walk as an app.

    Pyrmont is one of Sydney’s most exciting and unique historical landscapes. Once home to Tinker’s Well, the Griffin Destructor, Saunders’ quarries, the Colonial Sugar Refinery and the NSW Water Police, the Pyrmont peninsula has been hunted, cultivated, blasted, plundered, built over, written off, reclaimed and revitalised. Traces of its rich industrial, Indigenous, social and natural history are everywhere to be found. The City of Sydney has mapped some of these sites and drawn upon lively oral histories to bring them to life to visitors via the Sydney Culture Walks mobile app.

    Come along to discover and experience how Pyrmont’s history is intersecting with the digital age.

    Please join Catherine Freyne on the Rediscovering Pyrmont Culture Walk on 7 May.

    These programs are presented in partnership with the National Trust Heritage Festival.

    Ultimo Library
    Wednesday 4 May 2016 from 6pm to 6.45pm
  • Storytime @ Ultimo
    Thursday 5 May 2016
  • Event details

    Storytime is fun storytelling and craft for preschoolers.

    It nurtures a love of reading, initiates literacy skills and social interaction in readiness for school.

    Suitable for 3 to 5 year olds.

    Session numbers are limited. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Ultimo Library
    Thursdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Thursday 4 February to Thursday 15 December 2016

    Except Thursday 14 April, Thursday 21 April, Thursday 7 July, Thursday 14 July, Thursday 29 September and Thursday 6 October

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Rhymetime @ Ultimo
    Thursday 5 May 2016
  • 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 4 February to Thursday 15 December 2016

    Except Thursday 14 April, Thursday 21 April, Thursday 7 July, Thursday 14 July, Thursday 29 September and Thursday 6 October

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Bi-lingual Storytime @ Ultimo
    Tuesday 10 May 2016
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    Bi-lingual Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft activities for pre-schoolers. Stories are read aloud in both Mandarin and English.

    Suitable for 3-5 year olds.

    Session numbers are limited. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays

    Bookings not required.

    Ultimo Library
    Tuesdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Tuesday 2 February to Tuesday 20 December 2016

    Except Tuesday 12 April, Tuesday 19 April, Tuesday 26 April, Tuesday 5 July, Tuesday 12 July, Tuesday 27 September and Tuesday 4 October

  • Inspiring Science: New Ways of Seeing
    Wednesday 11 May 2016
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    Dr Jacek Kolanowski

    One of the most common diagnostic imaging techniques is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). An MRI contrast agent is injected into the body in about one-third of all scans to improve the quality of the resulting image. While these scans provide good information about the structures of the body and allow doctors and researchers to identify abnormalities, there are many aspects of bodily functions that cannot be seen with current contrast agents. Dr Kolanowski explains how exciting new contrast agents are improving the diagnosis and study of disease by lighting up only certain tissues of the body.

    Dr Jacek Kolanowski is a postdoctoral research associate in the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney. Before moving to Sydney, he completed his PhD at ENS Lyon in France. Dr Kolanowski’s research interests lie in making intelligent chemicals that allow researchers to image living organisms at the molecular level.

    Dr Elizabeth New

    Fluorescent compounds are all around us, in everyday objects such as highlighters and laundry powder. Fluorescence is also important in nature – in fireflies, jellyfish and even spinach. Aside from their pretty colours, fluorescent compounds are extremely useful in countless applications from forensic science to environmental monitoring and medicine. They are particularly useful in observing chemicals and processes that are normally invisible. Discover how fluorescent compounds shine light on the world around us with Dr New from the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney.

    Dr Elizabeth New is a lecturer in the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney. She completed her PhD at Durham University in the UK, and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. She has been leading a research group at the University of Sydney for the past four years that is focusing on using chemistry to study biological systems.

    Ultimo Library
    Wednesday 11 May 2016 from 6pm to 7pm

Last updated: Tuesday, 29 March 2016