Darling Square Library

Temporary closure

All library branches and links are closed for general access. 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

02 8019 6477

Opening hours

  • This branch and returns chute are temporarily closed.


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.