Temporary closure

The safety of our communities, customers and staff is our top priority.

All library branches and links are closed until further notice. Reserve and collect and pre-booked computer sessions are available at some branches.

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We have a huge range of books, ebooks and audiobooks to borrow and download. See what’s available.

Magazines and newspapers

We have a vast collection of local, national and international newspapers and magazines available to read in print or online.

Film and TV

Our film and TV collections have something for everyone. You can borrow DVDs or stream online.


We have a huge collection of music CDs and music scores. You can also stream and download music online.

Musical instruments

From electric and acoustic guitars to ukuleles and keyboards, we have a range of musical instruments and equipment members can borrow.

Makerspace kits

Experiment and explore with our new makerspace collection of over 180 robotic and educational kits available to borrow.

Video game consoles

Classic video game consoles with inbuilt games are available for members to borrow and play at home.

Research and homework databases

We have a wide range of research databases you can access, either from home or in-library.


Our libraries have more than 200 toys and puzzles for young children to enjoy.

Green your life

You can go green at the City of Sydney Library by borrowing save power kits, bike repair kits and Power-Mate Lite meters to measure your appliances.

Community languages

We have collections of books, newspapers and magazines in many languages, as well as language kits and online courses to help you learn.

Koori collection

Our Koori collection has more than 1,000 items about Aboriginal history and culture.

Local history

You can explore our extensive local history collections at the City of Sydney Library.

Reference and special collections

You can find a collection of reference books and special collections at the City of Sydney Library.

Most popular

Find out what other members are watching and reading on our list of most borrowed DVDs, fiction, non-fiction and magazine titles.

Our librarians’ picks

Our expert librarians recommend their top 10 books and audiobooks for holiday reading.

Join the library

Membership is free for NSW residents. Complete the online application form and enjoy borrowing up to 30 items for 3 weeks.