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Book collection

The library has more than 400,000 books to lend to members. You can search for titles in our online catalogue.

Every week, the network receives another 200 new books (on average) from publishers.

We automatically receive new books by all popular authors, from Alice Adams to Xianliang Zhang. Popular series titles, such as the 'Where's Wally?' children's books and 'Insight' travel guides, also come direct.


The library provides ebooks for loan. You can download ebooks straight to your device through our online catalogue. For more information on how to use this resource, read our ebook guide.

New books and more

We have many new books, DVDs and CDs regularly brought in to our library branches. Check out our new book section in our online catalogue for some great reads.

As well as books galore, we have the following collections.

  • Community languages
  • Koori
  • Local history
  • Magazines
  • Music, DVDs and audio books 
  • Newspapers
  • Reference and special materials
  • Toys.

You can also borrow from our Live Green Library, which features bicycle repair kits and tools to help you save power.

Stack collection

The sheer volume of our collection makes it impossible to keep all titles to hand in one of our library branches. Books (and other items) that are not in frequent demand are kept in our stacks collection. We can access the stack during business hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

If you come across an item in our catalogue that is kept at the stack, simply contact us (details below) and ask for it to be delivered to your nearest branch (free of charge). We'll need your library card number to process the request and we'll ask for your contact details too (so we can let you know when the item will be available).

Requests for stack items can also be made at the front desk of any branch library.


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With a City of Sydney Library membership, you have access to our new selection of ebooks. Read one now or download it to your device.

Last updated: Wednesday, 19 July 2017