Darling Square Library

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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Our brand new Darling Square Library is now open, in the vibrant neighbourhood next to Haymarket and Darling Harbour. This exciting hub for learning, innovation and creativity is spread over 2 floors of The Exchange. Wrapped in over 20km of timber ribbons, the unique spiral-like building was designed by Japanese firm Kengo Kuma & Associates.

Inside and on the outdoor terrace there’s plenty of space to read, work and study, with free wifi and public computers. Meeting rooms, including a large seminar and workshop space are available for hire.

The Ideas Lab on level 1 is a dedicated makerspace and multipurpose room to create, invent or tinker. The program of hands-on workshops features 3D design and printing, robotics and electronics to help startups and curious makers upskill, share knowledge and network.

There’s also a colourful children’s area and weekly bilingual rhymetime and storytime sessions in English and Mandarin.

Open 7 days a week, members can borrow from over 30,000 items in the library, including a large Asian language collection.

Discover 8 reasons to love Darling Square Library.

The Exchange, levels 1 and 2
1 Little Pier Street
Haymarket

02 8019 6477

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday: 10am–7pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11am–4pm
  • Closed on public holidays.

Accessibility

Loans, renewals and returns

  • You can borrow as many as 30 items for as long as 3 weeks.
  • You can renew items online (with your library card number) or you can send an email to library@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.
  • You can also call us or visit the branch.

Community languages

  • Chinese books
  • Bilingual Chinese junior books
  • Indonesian books
  • Bilingual Indonesian junior books
  • Thai books
  • Bilingual Thai junior books
  • Vietnamese books
  • Bilingual Vietnamese junior books
  • Chinese newspapers
  • Vietnamese newspapers
  • Chinese magazines
  • Chinese DVDs and CDs
  • Indonesian DVDs and CDs
  • Thai DVDs and CDs
  • Vietnamese DVDs and CDs
  • What’s on
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Join the library

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