Kids and teens

Kids and teens

More than a catalogue

You can find a book, suggest a title, reserve items and renew your loans in one place.

Online catalogue

Hang out in your local library

Visit one of the City of Sydney library branches to relax and enjoy reading a book, do your homework with friends, use our free WiFi service or try a new PlayStation game*.

Library members can borrow up to 20 books, CDs, DVDs and other things for 3 weeks at a time.

There are toys and puzzles to borrow at Glebe, Surry Hills or Waterloo branches, but these are just for pre-schoolers. We also hold storytime for babies and toddlers.

* Not all branches have PlayStation. See Free PlayStation below for more information.

Become a member

When you become a member, you can borrow up to 20 items for 3 weeks on your library card. If you're not yet 18, ask your parent or guardian to sign your application form.

When you get your library card you can start borrowing books, CDs and DVDs straight away.

If you need them for more than 3 weeks you can ask for a renewal. But remember if you don't renew your borrowed items and they're returned late, you might have to pay fines before you can borrow again.

Free PlayStation and Wii

PlayStation 2 is available every day from 3pm at Ultimo branch and Wii is available every day from 3pm at Newtown. Come in and play for free. The games are all rated G or PG. All gamers must follow library rules. 

Britannica Online

A great place to start researching for school projects. This online version of the Britannica encyclopaedia come in three version: kids, teens and adults.
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Britannica Online 

PK magazine

PK magazine is aimed at primary school age children that encourages contributions from its readers.

The magazine features short stories, poems, art, craft, reviews, musical performances, science projects, interviews with popular children's authors, sporting heroes and competitions.

PK magazine

Spine Out

An exciting online magazine for Young Adults. It's a special place for Young Adults to express their ideas and thoughts and to share their creativity in words, art, film or music.

Spine Out magazine


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Last updated: Wednesday, 3 February 2016