Using the library

Using the library

Search the catalogue

Find books, CDs, DVDs, ebooks and more in the City of Sydney library catalogue.


At your fingertips

Membership and fees

As well as borrowing books and other items, members can access a great range of services, many of which are free. Want to join? Go to membership and fees.


Find the book you've been looking for, you can also renew your loan, reserve books, write reviews and suggest titles for us to buy using our online catalogue.

Transfers between branches

If you want a book that isn't at your local branch but it's available at another branch you can request a branch transfer

Reservations and renewals

If you need to renew your loan or if that popular book never seems to be available, make a reservation or renewal.

Library tours for international students

International students can receive a guided tour of our Customs House Library.  

Computers and internet access

Connect to the internet at one of our branches.

Rooms for hire

A selection of rooms are available for hire to the public.

Self-service kiosks – coming soon

Self-service kiosks are being installed to make borrowing faster and easier. Members will be able to check their loans in and out, freeing up our librarians to spend more time helping customers with their enquiries.

Branches will close briefly at different times for the upgrades in late 2016 to early 2017. More on upgrades and closure dates.

Last updated: Tuesday, 18 October 2016