Green Square Library

Holiday hours

Check our opening times for Christmas and the new year.

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.


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
  • You can also call us or visit the branch.

Community languages

  • Chinese books
  • Chinese newspapers
  • Chinese magazines
  • Chinese DVDs and CDs
  • What’s on
  • Try a musical instrument
    Wednesday 12 December 2018
  • Event details

    Join this free drop-in session to explore the Green Square Library Music Room. Try out the baby grand piano or acoustic or electric guitars and find out how our digital mixing and recording equipment works.

    Instruments available to play:

    • Baby grand piano
    • Acoustic guitar
    • Classical guitar
    • Electric guitar
    • Electric bass
    • Synthesiser
    • Ukelele
    • Digital mixer and recording unit

    No bookings required. Drop in anytime over the 2 hour session.

    The Music Room is also available to hire for students, individuals, and community and commercial organisations. Green Square Library’s musical instrument collection is available for use during hire of the music room or during weekly drop-in music sessions on Wednesday evenings.

    Green Square Library
    Wednesday 21 November 2018 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm
    Wednesday 28 November 2018 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm
    Wednesday 5 December 2018 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm
    Wednesday 12 December 2018 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm
    Wednesday 19 December 2018 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Rhymetime @ Green Square
    Wednesday 12 December 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:

    10am – 10.25am
    11am – 11.25am

    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 Wednesday 19 December 2018

    During school terms only.

  • Storytime @ Green Square
    Thursday 13 December 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
    Thursdays and Fridays, 1pm to 1.45pm

    Friday 14 September to Friday 14 December 2018

  • Chinese calligraphy demonstration: Green Square Library
    Saturday 2 February 2019
  • Book now

    During the spectacular Sydney Lunar Festival from 1 to 10 February, we’ll be celebrating the Year of the Pig at the library with some fun festivities.

    Learn the beauty of the brush stroke as master artists from the Australian Chinese Artists’ Society compose the characters of Chinese calligraphy. Take the time to digest the detail behind this captivating cultural expression and go home with your own handwritten souvenir courtesy of our calligraphers.

    Chinese calligraphy is an expressive form of visual poetry and holds a valuable place in the heart of Chinese culture.

    Our calligraphy artists will be taking up their brushes in residence over 2 hours at both Customs House and Green Square libraries.

    This is a free demonstration and everyone is welcome to drop by to see the artists at work.

    Green Square Library
    Saturday 2 February 2019 from 1pm to 3pm

Join the library

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