Waterloo Library

Waterloo Library

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Serving Waterloo and Alexandria

The Waterloo Library is located in the Waterloo Town Hall, where it first opened in 1972. It is home to the network's Koori Collection.

To become a member, complete an online application or fill in a form when you next visit. It is free to join if you are a NSW resident.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 10am to 6pm
  • Friday: 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 11am to 4pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Features

As well as its constantly changing collection of books, CDs and DVDs, Waterloo Library offers locals:

  • a dedicated Koori collection
  • free wireless internet
  • public access computer
  • scanning, printing and photocopying facilities
  • a wide collection of newspapers and magazines
  • weekly rhyme and storytimes 
  • dedicated local history collection. 

Loans, renewals and returns

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 libraries@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au. You can also telephone or drop in to the branch.

The after-hours return chute is on Kellick Street. 


Contacts

Waterloo Library
Waterloo Town Hall
770 Elizabeth Street
Waterloo NSW 2017

02 9288 5688

  • What’s on
  • Lego free play
    Tuesday 31 May 2016
  • Book now

    Join the club that brings together lovers of one of the world’s favourite toys – Lego!

    Our weekly Lego Club for kids aged 5–10 will inspire creativity, get kids developing their problem solving skills, help them think in three dimensions and more.

    Bring your friends and meet new ones.

    Bookings are not required and all Lego is supplied. This is a free play session but library staff will be on hand to assist.

    No sessions are held during NSW school or public holidays.

    Waterloo Library
    Tuesdays, 3.30pm to 4.30pm

    Tuesday 17 May to Tuesday 13 December 2016

  • Storytime @ Waterloo
    Friday 3 June 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.

    Waterloo Library
    Fridays, 11am to 11.45am

    Friday 5 February to Friday 16 December 2016

    Except Good Friday, Friday 15 April, Friday 22 April, Friday 8 July, Friday 15 July, Friday 30 September and Friday 7 October

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Rhymetime @ Waterloo
    Friday 3 June 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.

    Waterloo Library
    Fridays, 10am to 10.30am

    Friday 5 February to Friday 16 December 2016

    Except Good Friday, Friday 15 April, Friday 22 April, Friday 8 July, Friday 15 July, Friday 30 September and Friday 7 October

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Unpuzzled! Cryptic crossword workshop
    Saturday 11 June 2016
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    Ever been intrigued by cryptic crosswords but unsure where to begin?

    Cryptic crosswords are an addictive blend of humour, codes and wordplay. They are also surprisingly easy to solve once you understand how the clues work – no matter how intimidating and nonsensical they appear at first.

    Let cryptic crossword addict Patra help you navigate this unfamiliar landscape. You will learn how to translate the language of cryptic crosswords and untangle the clues. By the end, you will have completed a crossword together.

    Suitable for ages 18+

    Bookings recommended.

    Please note that August’s workshop will be on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

    Waterloo Library
    2nd Saturday of each month, 11am to 12pm

    Saturday 12 March to Saturday 12 November 2016

    Saturday 20 August 2016 from 11am to 12pm

    Except Saturday 13 August

  • Winter Warmers @ Waterloo Library
    Friday 15 July 2016
  • Book now

    It may be cold outside, but staying indoors doesn’t have to mean more screen time.

    We will be hosting chill-themed craft activities like snow dome making, windy day kites, mobiles, and colourful dreamcatchers to brighten up the grey winter days and keep kids entertained these school holiday.

    These free sessions are suitable for 5-8 year olds.

    Bookings open now.

    Waterloo Library
    Friday 15 July 2016 from 2pm to 3pm

Last updated: Thursday, 24 March 2016