Temporary closure and holiday hours

Our library branches will be closed on Wednesday 11 December for a staff development day. They will reopen on Thursday 12 December.

After-hours return chutes are available at Darling Square, Glebe, Green Square, Newtown, Surry Hills, Ultimo and Waterloo. You can continue to renew and reserve items, and access eresources with your online account.

Check our opening times for Christmas and the new year.


The City of Sydney Library has 9 branches where you can browse and borrow from the collection, access free wifi and use our public computers and printers. There are also 2 unstaffed branches in the network where you can pick up and drop off loans and access free wifi.


Library members can access a great range of physical and digital collections. Find books, DVDs and CDs, newspapers and magazines at each of our branches. Download ebooks and other eformats, stream music and film or use our research databases anytime, anywhere.


Join the library to start borrowing for free with no overdue fines and find out about our great range of services and facilities. These include assistive technologies, room hire, transfers between branches, inter-library loans and the home library service.

Events and workshops

Take a computer course, join a readers' group or keep the kids entertained at one of our library branches. Our Late Night Library events are adults only where we invite talented performers to question, challenge and experiment.

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