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Past and present

Past and present

Future directions

For almost 200 years the City of Sydney Library has been servicing its residents, city workers and tourists. During these years the library has played an intrinsic role in Sydney’s historical landscape – from humble basement beginnings to its current city location at Customs House.

You can find out more about how the library ended up at one of Sydney’s finest heritage buildings, plus how its branches developed throughout the years by visiting our brief history page.

However, the library’s commitment to the community doesn’t end at Customs House. The City has great plans for the library well into the future, and we have outlined them in our Library Network Strategy.

The strategy looks at the City's needs among its growing resident and workforce populations over a 15-year period. It makes numerous recommendations about the library’s facilities and service delivery methods in terms of meeting information, educational, cultural and social development needs.

Last updated: Wednesday, 7 November 2012