Ultimo Library

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Temporary closure

All City of Sydney libraries will close on Friday 1 December 2017. This is due to a staff development day. The libraries will re-open as normal on Saturday 2 December 2017.

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

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 21 November 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 23 November 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 November 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.

  • Maker and creator workshops: 8-12 years Ultimo
    Thursday 30 November 2017
  • Event details

    Your creative brain will be in great company at our hands-on after-school making sessions. There are 4 workshops to build different digital and making skills suitable for kids 8 to 12 years old.

    Squishy circuits: Thursday 19 October
    Science meets invention, as kids get to turn up their creativity and imagine their own illuminated creature to life. They’ll get squishy with conductive play dough and light up their own creation with LEDs.

    Paper circuits: Thursday 2 November
    Kids will get to fashion their own electrical circuits on paper and illuminate their drawings with little lights.

    Ozobot map challenge: Thursday 16 November
    Kids will use our Ozobot robots to code their way around a historical map of Sydney. Each Ozobot represents a historic character from the city, allowing kids to step back in time and follow their path. This activity was developed as part of the Our City: 175 Years in 175 Objects major exhibition curated by the City Curator, City Archivist and City Historian.

    Wind tube: Thursday 30 November
    Kids will get to make their own flying machine from recycled materials and watch it soar in our special wind tube.

    Sessions are free and run for 1 hour. Bookings are essential.

    Parents or guardians are required to stay during the session.

    Ultimo Library
    Fortnightly on Thursdays, 4pm to 5pm

    Thursday 19 October to Thursday 30 November 2017

Last updated: Monday, 6 November 2017