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
  • Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Green Square Customer Service Centre
Monday to Friday: 10am–4.30pm

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
  • Mandarin rhymetime @ Green Square
    Monday 18 February 2019
  • 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 4 February to Monday 16 December 2019

    Except Monday 15 April, Monday 29 April, Monday 8 July, Monday 15 July, Monday 30 September and Monday 14 October

  • Bilingual storytime @ Green Square
    Monday 18 February 2019
  • Book now

    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 4 February to Monday 16 December 2019

  • Creative conversations: neighbourliness
    Wednesday 20 February 2019
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    PACT’s resident artist Christie Woodhouse leads a creative discussion about the culture of new communities. How similar or different is the culture of the emerging Green Square community?

    Get involved in the conversation to explore successful communities to explore innovations in the practice of democracy around the world. Challenge perceptions and dream up innovative solutions.

    In a recent survey , 90% of respondents said they’d help their neighbours in times of need. But, only 48% believed their neighbours would help them.

    Explore the reasons behind this gap and chat with the panel about deliberative democracy, urban alliances and neighbourliness. Share utopian visions of living in one of the fastest growing communities in Sydney.

    Panel

    Amanda Tattersall
    An expert and researcher on urban alliances, Amanda is the founder of Get Up and Sydney Alliance. She’s currently a Senior Lecturer at Sydney University and host of the ChangeMakers podcast.

    Nivek Thompson
    An expert and researcher on deliberative democracy, Nivek is the founder and director of Deliberatively Engaging. She’s currently undertaking a PhD at the Institute of Sustainable Futures and host of Real Democracy Now! a podcast.

    Christie Woodhouse
    Focussed on creating alternate experiences of public dialogue through performance, Christie has diverse experience facilitating creative processes with community groups. She’s currently one of PACT’s 3 resident artists, director of Socially Engaged Programs at Shopfront Arts Co-op

    PACT
    As Australia’s centre for emerging and experimental art, PACT champions contemporary performance, artistic rigour, and exploration of the unknown. 3x3x2 is PACT’s 2 year residency program for early career performance artists, independent companies and writers.

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

    Other events in the series:

    Creative conversation – social interaction, Wed 6 Feb
    Creative conversation – city sounds, Wed 13 Feb

    Green Square Library
    Wednesday 20 February 2019 from 8pm to 9pm
  • Rhymetime @ Green Square
    Wednesday 20 February 2019
  • 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 30 January to Friday 20 December 2019

    Except Wednesday 17 April, Wednesday 24 April, Friday 26 April, Wednesday 10 July, Friday 12 July, Wednesday 17 July, Friday 19 July, Wednesday 2 October, Friday 4 October, Wednesday 9 October and Friday 11 October

    During school terms only.

  • Storytime @ Green Square
    Friday 22 February 2019
  • 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 1 February to Friday 20 December 2019

    Except Friday 26 April, Friday 3 May, Friday 12 July, Friday 19 July, Friday 4 October and Friday 11 October

  • Renting a home (Mandarin)
    Wednesday 27 February 2019
  • Book now

    Are you new to Australia? Do you speak Mandarin?

    Learn how the rental system in Sydney works at this free information session.

    Find out what your rights and responsibilities are and where to get help.

    Free dinner included.

    This session is presented in Mandarin by the NSW Department of Fair Trading in partnership with City of Sydney.

    您新到澳大利亚吗?您讲普通话吗?
    欢迎参加免费资讯会,了解悉尼的租赁做法。
    本资讯会使用普通话,由新南威尔士州公平交易部(NSW Department of Fair Trading)和悉尼市议会(City of Sydney)主办。
    了解您的权利和义务,以及可以从哪里获得帮助。
    提供免费晚餐。

    报名方式: 点击 “Cost” 下方的 “book tickets”, 通过邮件将您的姓名,电话和参与人数发送至邮箱 “communitydevelopment@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au”.

    Green Square Library
    Wednesday 27 February 2019 from 4.30pm to 6pm
  • Code Club: MIT Scratch and mBots
    Tuesday 5 March 2019
  • Book now

    Bring your keen coders to our free 4 week coding series. They’ll gain confidence using the coding environment, MIT Scratch, and how to program the mBot robot.

    MIT Scratch offers a fun introduction to block coding. It encourages creative thinking, systematic reasoning and collaboration. In this series, our young coders will develop a project using the mBot to bring their ideas to the next level.

    The programmable electronic mBot robotic kit helps facilitate STEAM learning and the art of do-it-yourself robots. Enhance the robot’s abilities by experimenting with ultrasonic sensors to measure distances, a black line follower, light sensor, LED matrix and mini-speakers to make music.

    These hands-on workshops run for 1 hour each week and are suitable for 9 to 12 year olds. Some experience with Scratch programing is recommended.

    Places are free, however, you must book and attend all 4 sessions. The workshops have a capacity of 8. Everything is provided, and parents or guardians need to stay in the library during Code Club.

    Green Square Library
    Tuesdays, 4pm to 5pm

    Tuesday 5 March to Tuesday 26 March 2019

  • Art Month: Speak with your mouth full
    Thursday 14 March 2019
  • Book now

    Green Square Library presents Speak with your mouth full for Art Month Sydney’s Waterloo-Green Square precinct night.

    For this special 1-night event, the library and 7 other gallery and art spaces will be open to explore after-hours.

    Curated by performance artists, Alan Schacher, and WeiZen Ho, Sound Bites Body brings together The Splinter Orchestra and other artists, to showcase their creativity.

    Drop into the library anytime between 6pm to 8pm to experience an improvised visual and choreographic treat, incorporating the book as an object. Witness a book sculpture performance, join a facilitated reading circle or take part in the speaking-with-your-mouth-full ceremony.

    This event is based on the Sound Bites Body series of 22 improvisation events, curated by WeiZen Ho.

    Meet the curators

    Alan Schacher
    Alan is the founder and artistic director of the Gravity Feed Performance Ensemble and the Gravity Research Institute. He has created a series of over 30 large-scale performance works, which he’s presented in unconventional venues.

    WeiZen Ho
    WeiZen is the lead artist, co-founder and music director of TUFA, a southeast Asian fusion group. She has presented over 90 concerts, released 2 albums and recently launched her large-scale solo performance installation and film project: the subtle beings.

    This is a free event. Please register your interest to attend in the booking link.

    Art Month Sydney is a city-wide festival celebrating contemporary art, artists and galleries.

    Green Square Library
    Thursday 14 March 2019 from 6pm to 8pm

Join the library

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