Green Square Library

The brand new Green Square Library is now open. The innovative underground library is located in the plaza in the heart of the Green Square, next to the train station. 

The striking design includes a subterranean garden, an open air amphitheatre and a 6-storey glass tower.    

The main library level includes large open spaces, study desks, public use computers, dedicated children’s area and meeting rooms for hire

In the tower you’ll find a light filled and quiet reading room space. 

A range of rooms are available for programs and to hire including a music room with a baby grand piano and computer lab.

The library shares the same location with the Green Square Customer Service Centre.


355 Botany Road
Zetland NSW 2017

02 9288 5010

Opening hours

  • Monday to Wednesday: 10am–7pm
  • Thursday and Friday: 10am–6pm
  • Saturdays: 10am–4pm.

There is an after-hours return chute.

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
  • Chinese newspapers
  • Chinese magazines
  • Chinese DVDs and CDs
  • What’s on
  • Rhymetime @ Green Square
    Wednesday 17 October 2018
  • Event details

    Rhymetime is a lapsit program for babies that combines rhymes, music, singing and puppets. The sessions aim to develop early literacy skills.

    For 0 to 2 year olds.

    Three sessions available:

    Wednesdays:
    10am – 10.25am
    11am – 11.25am

    Fridays:
    10am – 10.25am

    Each session is limited to 50 participants. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Green Square Library
    Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am to 11.25am

    Wednesday 12 September to Friday 21 December 2018

    During school terms only.

  • Storytime @ Green Square
    Friday 19 October 2018
  • Event details

    Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers that fosters an early love of reading and develops literacy skills and social interaction in readiness for school.

    Suitable for 3 to 5 year olds.

    Bookings are not required but session numbers are limited so please ensure you arrive early to secure your place.

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Green Square Library
    Fridays, 1pm to 1.45pm

    Friday 14 September to Friday 21 December 2018

  • Mandarin rhymetime @ Green Square
    Monday 22 October 2018
  • Event details

    Come along to our animated sing-a-long session for babies and toddlers.

    Songs and rhymes are sung in Mandarin to support literacy development, nurture language and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    For 0 to 2 year olds.

    Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited to 50 participants so be sure to arrive early to secure your place.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Green Square Library
    Mondays, 10am to 10.30am

    Monday 10 September to Monday 17 December 2018

  • Bilingual storytime @ Green Square
    Monday 22 October 2018
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    Come along to our bilingual storytime. It’s a fun session of storytelling, rhymes, music, singing and craft activities for pre-schoolers. Stories are read aloud in both English and Mandarin to support literacy development, foster a love of reading and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    Suitable for 3 to 5 year olds.

    Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited to 50 participants per session.

    Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Green Square Library
    Mondays, 11am to 11.45pm

    Monday 10 September to Monday 17 December 2018

  • The Big Feels Club
    Wednesday 24 October 2018
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    As part of Mental Health Month, Green Square Library is hosting the Big Feels Club, featuring the stars of the ABC’s new memoir podcast, No Feeling Is Final.

    Ever feel like you have to dress up in office drag just to make it to work? Or that parties are a form of socially-sanctioned torture (just with better snacks)?

    Join us for an interactive, 90-minute workshop hosted by Honor Eastly and Graham Panther. They’re 2 sensitive cats who’ve done all the group therapy, self-help, and spiritual cleansing money can buy.

    Our question for this session: Does everyone else find life this hard? You’ll get to chat in small groups, and hear how other people make sense of the life plus feelings equation. After the session, join the Big Feels community online to continue the conversation.

    This isn’t a therapy session. There’s no unpacking your darkest secrets. It’s more like a philosophy tutorial, except without that one guy who thinks he knows everything. Big Feels isn’t a mental health service and doesn’t provide counselling. We’re just other people who feel those big feelings.

    Big Feels Club
    This Melbourne-based initiative is for anyone trying to make sense of the messiness of being human. Funded by private philanthropic support, and fee-for-service engagements, Big Feels are auspiced by the Self Help Addiction Resource Centre.

    Meet the facilitators

    Honor Eastly
    Artist, mental health advocate, and podcaster, Honor’s heart has a mainline to the internet, to try to help people feel less alone. No Feeling Is Final, her new ABC podcast about her mental health experiences, launches in October.

    Graham Panther
    Writer, talker, and feeler of feelings, Graham has worked for a decade in mental health. He’s all about finding more nourishing ways for people to connect about their messy life stuff.

    This is a free event. Bookings are recommended as places are limited.

    This event will be Auslan intepreted.

    Green Square Library
    Wednesday 24 October 2018 from 7.30pm to 9pm
  • Green Square Library and Plaza launch
    Saturday 27 October 2018
  • Event details

    Join us for the official opening of the new Green Square Library and Plaza. Set within the plaza, this striking part-underground library was designed by Stewart Hollenstein with Stewart Architecture and built by John Holland.

    The library includes a garden, an amphitheatre and a six-storey glass tower. There’s also a technology lab, a music room with a piano for practice and rehearsals, spaces you can book as well as a customer service centre.

    You’ll also get to see two wonderful new artworks: Cloud Nation by Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, and High Water by Indigo Hanlee and Michael Thomas Hill.

    Lord Mayor Clover Moore will officially open the library and plaza at 11.30am. There’ll be music, free bike tune-ups, coffee and gelato while you explore the facilities and enjoy the activities on offer at the library.

    Here are some of the highlights:

    Talks

    • 11.45am–12.10pm Stewart Hollenstein and Stewart Architecture
    • 12.45pm–1.05pm Indigo Hanlee and Michael Thomas Hill
    • 1.10pm–1.30pm Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro

    Amphitheatre

    • 12.15am–12.45pm, 1.30pm–2pm Queen Porter Stomp
    • 11am–2pm Hi-Life Horns, Cat in the Hat, bike tune-ups and face painting

    Library kids’ area

    • 11am–2pm Lego wall, chalk board drawing, floor projection
    • 11am–11.30am Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dreamtime stories
    • 12pm–12.30pm storytime and craft
    • 12.30pm–1pm Mandarin/English storytime
    • 1pm–1.30pm pre-school Aboriginal dance workshop
    • 1.30pm–2pm rhymetime

    Library youth area

    • 11pm-2pm maker and creator sessions

    Library computer lab

    • 11am–1pm computer activities

    Library music room

    • 11am–11.30am Katarina Grobler, classical pianist
    • 12pm–12.30pm Nick Southcott, jazz, soul and funk pianist
    • 1pm–1.30pm Van Leucia, pianist
    • 12.30pm–1pm, 1.30pm–2pm try a musical instrument

    Reading garden

    • 11am–1pm make, do and mend session
    Green Square Library
    Saturday 27 October 2018 from 11am to 2pm
  • Tech Savvy Seniors @ Green Square (Mandarin)
    Thursday 1 November 2018
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    This free series is designed to help older people gain confidence in basic computer and digital skills. From searching to surfing, you’ll discover how to browse your way through the web, learn to use an iPad, set up an email address and reconnect with friends on social media.

    Get savvy using our library PCs and dive into the digital world.

    Funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS.

    Introduction to computers – 1 November
    Introduction to internet part 1 – 8 November
    Introduction to internet part 2 – 14 November
    Introduction to email – 22 November
    Introduction to social media – 29 November
    Introduction to iPads – 6 December

    Sessions are free, run for 2 hours and cater for 8 people. Bookings are essential as there are loads of keen learners.

    Green Square Library
    Thursdays, 9am to 6pm

    Thursday 1 November to Thursday 6 December 2018

  • Maker nights: Electrocraft
    Tuesday 6 November 2018
  • Event details

    Maker Nights are a new regular meet up in the library. Over the 3 sessions, work with the group and tinker with wearable electronics and paper craft to create a light-up felt badge and postcard. Discover how to work with conductive thread, as well as the basic skills of machine-based sewing.

    You’ll get a hands-on introduction to the incredible world of electrocraft as you create simple circuits. Find out how to combine conductive thread, paint, tape and LEDs with everyday handcrafts involving paper, fibre and electricity.

    Take things at your own pace in this supportive space. Explore your interests and build confidence in using technology as you chat about your projects with other people.

    All equipment and materials will be provided.

    Bobbin and Ink
    A supervised workspace, studio and shop front offering classes and custom sessions for those interested in sewing and screen printing. The space offers domestic and industrial sewing machines, overlockers, mannequins, 6-metre cutting/printing table, ironing stations, pattern library, screen printing carousels and UV screen exposure facilities. The access to professional supervision, machine repairs and servicing.

    This free series is suitable for participants 16 years and over with no prior experience required. Participants need to book in and attend all 3 sessions.

    6 November 2018
    20 November 2018
    4 December 2018

    Green Square Library
    Fortnightly on Tuesdays, 5pm to 6.30pm

    Tuesday 6 November to Tuesday 4 December 2018

  • Micro:bits coding with Code Rangers
    Tuesday 6 November 2018
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    In this 4-week coding series, learn block coding and interactive electronics by exploring the micro:bit. Each week you’ll build skills by creating and designing animation and games. Perfect for participants who’ve already tinkered with block coding environments, these workshops will extend skills into the physical world with an introduction to making interactive electronics.

    Even though the micro:bit fits in your hands, it’s a fully programmable computer that can be used to build cool creations. From robots to musical instruments, the possibilities are endless.

    Code Rangers
    Coding is a new literacy, and that’s why we put kids in charge of technology, by teaching them to code. As a key skill for this generation, the sooner kids learn, the easier and more intuitive it is.

    This free series is suitable for 10 to 13 year olds. Bookings are recommended as places are limited to a maximum of 8. Participants must book in and attend all sessions in the series.

    Prior block coding experience like MIT Scratch is beneficial to get the most out of this series.
    Parents or guardians are required to stay in the library during the workshop to supervise children under 16.

    This little device has big features, like 25 red LEDs that can blink messages. 2 programmable buttons can be used to control games, as well as pause and skip playlisted songs, detect motion and perceive direction.

    Green Square Library
    Tuesday 6 November 2018 from 4pm to 5pm

    Every week until Tuesday 27 November

Join the library

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