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
  • Bi-lingual Storytime @ Ultimo
    Tuesday 30 August 2016
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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 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

  • Rhymetime @ Ultimo
    Thursday 1 September 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.

  • Check mate: After school activity sorted
    Thursday 1 September 2016
  • Event details

    Who doesn’t love a game of Scrabble?

    Bring your family along for after school board game and puzzle fun at the library.

    Board games assist children’s maths and literacy skills, encourage mental agility, strengthen teamwork and much more. Solve problems together and make new friends.

    Kids over the age of six are welcome to join and all board games are supplied.

    Bookings are not required. There are no sessions during NSW school and public holidays.

    Ultimo Library
    Thursdays, 3.30pm to 5pm

    Thursday 19 May to Thursday 15 December 2016

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

  • Storytime @ Ultimo
    Thursday 1 September 2016
  • 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 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.

  • Computer and mobile device troubleshooting
    Friday 2 September 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

    Friday 2 September to Friday 25 November 2016

  • Inspiring Science: Diamonds and sport
    Wednesday 14 September 2016
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    For most of us, diamond is an expensive, precious gem stone that is usually used in special rings and other jewellery. Its colour and clarity, along with cut and carat, contribute to its unique properties and high price. Dr Igor Aharonovich studies the colours and clarity in diamonds to find new ways to control their impurities. Learn how researchers are developing exciting applications in health and communications by manipulating the optical properties of diamonds and why this precious jewel is set to become the scientist’s best friend.

    Australian sporting leagues aim to maintain a competitive balance by avoiding becoming boring or predictable. This is achieved through schemes like salary caps and revenue sharing. But how can we measure the success of these schemes? Are different sports more or less competitive than others? Can we use the same techniques to predict future performances? Dr Craig Anderson’s will share his research at UTS which uses statistical models and techniques to help answer all of these questions.

    Inspiring Science, a series programmed with Inspiring Australia and presented by award-winning researchers, shows off the latest developments in all matters science and society.

    Bookings recommended.

    Ultimo Library
    Wednesday 14 September 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
  • Inspiring Science: Genome Building and Bio-inspiration
    Wednesday 12 October 2016
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    Join award-winning researchers, Dr Hugh Goold and Krishneel Singh, as they share some of the incredible new scientific discoveries inspired by nature.

    Have you heard about genes and genomes, but wonder what these terms really mean? Come and find out! Dr Hugh Goold is part of an international consortium of research scientists who are working to create the first advanced genome ever created. Learn all about the yeast genome project, and the amazing light it could shed on how all living organisms work.

    Then join PhD Candidate Krishneel Singh to discover what happens when scientists turn to nature for amazing new ideas. From the skin of Galapagos sharks to the exoskeleton of Namib Desert beetles, the wonders of nature can be adapted and used in human medicine. Learn about ground-breaking new research into how coral could be used to heal fractured bones.

    This fascinating event is part of the Inspiring Science series, programmed with Inspiring Australia and presented by award-winning researchers, showing off the latest developments in all matters science and society.

    Ultimo Library
    Wednesday 12 October 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
  • Inspiring Science: Oysters – Ecological Superheroes
    Wednesday 9 November 2016
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    Oyster reefs once lined Australia’s eastern coastlines, creating sheltered habitats for hundreds of sea species. For thousands of years, the oyster beds were a vital resource for coastal Aboriginal communities.

    Today, these ecological superheroes have been almost wiped out – but they still have a vital role to play in climate adaptation.

    Come and discover the amazing superpowers of the humble oyster – from cleaning water and recycling nutrients to protecting other creatures from extreme temperatures.

    Join Coastal Ecologist Dominic McAfee as he shows how restoring oyster beds could help curb the alarming loss of biodiversity among our amazing ocean wildlife – and even help prevent the mass-extinction of some of our most vulnerable marine creatures.

    This fascinating event is part of the Inspiring Science series, programmed with Inspiring Australia and presented by award-winning researchers, showing off the latest developments in all matters science and society.

    Ultimo Library
    Wednesday 9 November 2016 from 6pm to 7pm

Last updated: Tuesday, 29 March 2016