Ultimo Library

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 21 September 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 21 September 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.

  • Meditation station: Ultimo Library
    Sunday 1 October 2017
  • Event details

    During Mental Health Month this October, each City of Sydney library branch will host a guided meditation station. Our meditation stations will have an iPad loaded with self-directed, anti-anxiety meditations from our eaudiobook collection. Sit down and make yourself comfortable for a 5-minute meditation to slow down your busy day.

    Guided meditations are widely recognised as effective strategies for managing anxiety and nurturing positive mental health.

    This free meditation activity is suitable for all ages. There’s an iPad available at each branch and headphones are provided.

    Bookings aren’t required – drop in at any time during library opening hours and see branch staff if you have any questions. Meditations can also be borrowed by library members from our eaudiobook collection, so you can meditate using your own device, anywhere and anytime.

    Ultimo Library
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am to 6pm
    Wednesdays, 10am to 7pm
    Weekends, 12pm to 4pm

    Sunday 1 October to Tuesday 31 October 2017

    Except public holidays

  • School Holiday activity at Ultimo Library
    Wednesday 4 October 2017
  • Book now

    Schools out, so, to celebrate, we’ve got free hands-on making sessions for kids. They’ll have fun while they get creative with recycling and robotics. Just BYO imagination and get constructing.

    This school holidays we’ll be exploring motion and robotics.

    8-12 years: Vibro Bot Racing
    Kids will use a brush and a small motor to make a simple jittering robot to take home.

    Workshops are free, however bookings are essential as places are limited.

    Different school holiday workshops are on at each branch.

    Go to Kids and teens at the library for full details.

    Ultimo Library
    Wednesday 4 October 2017 from 11am to 12pm
  • Bi-lingual Storytime @ Ultimo
    Tuesday 10 October 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

  • Curious Science: Creative Science and Technology Learning
    Wednesday 11 October 2017
  • Book now

    City of Sydney Library joins forces with Inspiring Australia to investigate some cutting-edge research. In our final series for 2017, we’re looking at Australia’s deficit in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills. Join us for one or all of our Curious Science series at Ultimo Library from September to November 2017.

    Experts lead a talk and Q&A exploring how to prepare young Australians for the future. With STEM disciplines being key to our economic growth and social wellbeing, our STEM skills shortage has become a national priority.

    Around 44% of jobs will be automated, making STEM skills invaluable alongside creative problem solving and digital literacy. The World Economic Forum estimates the majority of today’s primary school aged kids will end up working in jobs that don’t yet exist and by 2020, 75% of all jobs are likely to involve STEM.

    Creative science and technology learning
    Learn how educators use makerspaces, maker tools and maker mindsets to engage students in STEM and how you can help get these innovative programs into schools. Also discover how to take advantage of informal learning programs in museums, online and in libraries.

    Speakers

    Joachim Cohen
    Joachim is Technology Innovation Lead at the NSW Department of Education, with wide experience as a school, state and national leader. He is a passionate educator, who tests and communicates the power of STEM infused maker technologies to school students and teachers.

    Isabelle Kingsley
    Working in informal science education and science outreach at various cultural institutions, here and overseas, Isabelle has produced multiple initiatives. She currently runs the Sydney Science Festival, engaging all ages in science. Beginning a PhD, she’s measuring the effectiveness of science education in improving people’s understanding of science.

    This free event is suitable for an audience 16+. Bookings are essential.

    Ultimo Library is wheelchair friendly.

    Ultimo Library
    Wednesday 11 October 2017 from 6pm to 7pm
  • Curious Science: The business of Science and Tech Careers
    Wednesday 8 November 2017
  • Book now

    City of Sydney Library joins forces with Inspiring Australia to investigate some cutting-edge research. In our final series, we’re looking at Australia’s deficit in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills. Join us for one or all of our Curious Science series from September to November 2017.

    Experts lead a talk and Q&A exploring how to prepare young Australians for the future. With STEM disciplines being key to our economic growth and social wellbeing, our STEM skills shortage has become a national priority.

    Around 44% of jobs will be automated, making STEM skills invaluable, alongside creative problem-solving and digital literacy. The World Economic Forum estimates the majority of today’s primary school-aged kids will end up working in jobs that don’t yet exist and by 2020, 75% of all jobs are likely to involve STEM.

    The business case for STEM careers
    Australia’s STEM skill shortage has been identified as a future risk to many leading businesses who say that we don’t have the talent to meet future workplace demand. If just 1% of Australians moved into STEM roles by 2035, they could deliver a $57.4 million economic benefit.

    Discover why business and government are collaborating to encourage more students into STEM studies and prepare them for future careers.

    Speakers

    Tess Arriotti, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Samsung Australia
    As a corporate responsibility professional, Tess leads community investment and sustainability initiatives. With specialist skills in corporate communications, PR and marketing of social impact projects, she focuses on how government, corporate and not-for-profit sectors can create stronger communities.

    Jackie Randles, Manager, Inspiring Australia (NSW)
    Jackie finds creative ways to get STEM professionals and community members collaborating. She’s driven by extending the reach of STEM programs and promoting the relevance of science, technology and innovation to everyday life.

    Bookings recommended for this free event.

    Ultimo Library
    Wednesday 8 November 2017 from 6pm to 7pm

Last updated: Tuesday, 13 June 2017