Waterloo Library

Waterloo Library

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Temporary closures

We're installing self-service technology in our library branches, which will close at different times in early 2017.

Find out more on upgrades and closure dates

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


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. 


Waterloo Library
Waterloo Town Hall
770 Elizabeth Street
Waterloo NSW 2017

02 9288 5688

  • What’s on
  • Storytime @ Waterloo
    Friday 24 February 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.

    Waterloo Library
    Fridays, 11am to 11.45am

    Friday 3 February to Friday 15 December 2017

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

  • Rhymetime @ Waterloo
    Friday 24 February 2017
  • Event details

    Rhymetime is a lap sit 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 3 February to Friday 15 December 2017

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

  • Build an experimental electronic instrument
    Saturday 11 March 2017
  • Book now

    We’re rallying around International Women’s Day by showcasing the practice of some fearless females who’ve made experimental music what it is today. Join artist, designer and gadget maker Annie McKinnon, who’ll guide you through building your own experimental instrument.

    Turn your sketches into sounds using a cool combination of electronics and sensors. Build a synthesiser to produce electronic sounds and learn how to change the beats, tempo and pitch of your synthesiser by drawing shapes into a musical score. If you’re 15+ and want to follow in the musical footsteps of some outside-the-square experimenters, come and test out your ideas at this one-day workshop. Take home your musical masterpiece so you can keep building.

    Annie McKinnon
    Multi-instrumentalist, composer, designer and gadget maker, this tuneful University of Technology Sydney tutor and collaborator is known for out-there pieces like her looping and effects jacket.

    Annie will take you through step-by-step directions in making a basic instrument and as a toast to International Women’s Day, we’ll have a peek into the practice of women pioneers in experimental and electronic music.

    This session runs for 6 hours and caters for up to 16 people so bookings are essential. Tickets are $35 each and include all materials and electronic components but you’ll have to bring your own lunch.

    Waterloo Library is wheelchair friendly with a lift and an accessible toilet.

    Waterloo Library
    Saturday 11 March 2017 from 10am to 4pm
  • Easter school holidays Franken-bot workshops at Waterloo Library
    Friday 21 April 2017
  • Book now

    If you love making and inventing things out of bits n’ pieces, we’ve got the workshop that’ll put your creativity to task.

    Schools out, so, to celebrate, we’ve got hands-on making sessions where you can get creative with recycling and robotics. Just BYO imagination and get constructing.

    In this workshop for 8-12 year olds come in with an old toy or use ours to refashion it as a ‘Franken-bot’ from leftover parts and pieces.

    Then, fuse your ‘Franken-bot’ with our Edison robots and challenge yourself and your creation with robotic play.

    Go head-to-head in a Hebocon-style challenge. Put your brilliant bot to the test by wrestling and wrangling Edison educational toy robots.

    This free workshop will pull the crowds, so bookings are essential.

    Waterloo Library
    Friday 21 April 2017 from 11am to 12pm

Last updated: Tuesday, 3 January 2017