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


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
  • Lego Free Play
    Tuesday 8 March 2016
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    Join the Lego Club to explore, imagine, learn and play.

    Bring your friends and meet new ones.

    Suitable for kids aged 5–10.

    Bookings not required.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Waterloo Library
    Tuesdays, 3.30pm to 4.30pm

    Tuesday 8 March to Tuesday 31 May 2016

    Except Tuesday 12 April

  • Unpuzzled! cryptic crossword workshop
    Saturday 12 March 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+

    Waterloo Library
    Every 2nd Saturday, 11am to 12pm

    Saturday 12 March to Saturday 14 May 2016

  • Grandparents Storytime @ Waterloo
    Tuesday 5 April 2016
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    Celebrate Seniors Week at a special pre-school twilight storytime with your grandparent or special older person in your life.

    Stories will be themed around grandparent relationships followed by a craft that all the family can enjoy doing together.

    Suitable for children under 8 years old accompanying adults.

    Bookings essential

    Waterloo Library
    Tuesday 5 April 2016 from 4pm to 5pm

Last updated: Monday, 1 February 2016