Green Square Library

The award-winning Green Square Library opened in September 2018. 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
  • The Makers Play Lab Summer Program
    Monday 20 January 2020
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    The Makers Play Lab Summer Program offers a series of workshops for young makers to play, design, code and create in the January Holidays!

    During the 3 different workshops, makers will develop problem solving skills and creative confidence as they explore advanced STEAM (Science. Technology. Engineering. Art. Maths) concepts through hands-on design and digital challenges.

    Advanced coders will be offered challenging projects to meet their skill set. The projects on offer change each workshop to avoid repeat for makers who have attended before.

    Green Square Library
    Monday 20 January 2020 from 10.30am to 3.30pm
    Tuesday 21 January 2020 from 10.30am to 3.30pm
    Wednesday 22 January 2020 from 10.30am to 3.30pm
  • AI Camp Day 1: Machine Learning and Self-driving Car
    Monday 20 January 2020
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    This 2-day school holiday camp helps children and teenagers (10 -18 years old) to not only unveil the myth of Artificial Intelligence but also learn to harness its superpower to become the creators and leaders of the future.

    The first day equips participants with the essential knowledge and skills on the Future of Art Generation, AI-Based Personal Computing and Self-driving Car with a playful, hands-on approach.

    The second day highlights the application of robotics and artificial intelligence on fighting with bush fires, save people’s lives and introduce the skills and knowledge in building such applications.

    Human Beings were responsible for giving every direction to machines in the past, but not any more. Artificial Intelligence means equipping machines with the ability to make their own decision like or even better than us.

    By the end of Day 1, the participants will be able to:

    1. Understand Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning – the ‘intelligent brain’ behind autonomous cars and smart robots. To enhance the understanding, we prepared hands-on projects for the participants to train their own neural networks to unleash human-level intelligence e.g., image, voice and intention recognition.

    2. Gain an in-depth understanding of self-driving car: the current status and future of this disruptive technology; its significant impact on society and everyday life. Moreover, we design hands-on tasks for the participants to experience the self-driving car technologies NOW with advanced computer simulation technology.

    Lead Facilitator Alex Lailei Huang was a researcher in the area of Distributed Artificial Intelligence at Hong Kong Baptist University. Alex has four academic publications in topics related to artificial intelligence, data mining and social media analysis.

    Please bring your own lunch, snacks and drinks.

    You can use your $100 Creative Kids Voucher for this program. Please email the name, voucher number and DOB to zoe.zhu@aieaworkshops to redeem.

    Green Square Library
    Monday 20 January 2020 from 10.30am to 4.30pm

    School Holiday A.I. Camp Day 2: Machine Learning and Robotics is on 21 January 2020. You can either book one day or both days. We highly recommend you join both days for getting an in-depth understanding of AI and how we can use this superpower in daily life.

  • AI Camp Day 2: Machine Learning and Bush Firefight Robot
    Tuesday 21 January 2020
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    This 2-day school holiday camp aims to help children and teenagers (10-18 years old) to not only unveil the myth of artificial intelligence but also learn to harness its superpower to be the creators and leaders of the future.

    The first day equips participants with the essential knowledge and skills on the Future of Art Generation, AI-Based Personal Computing and Self-driving Car with a playful, hands-on approach.

    The second day highlights the application of artificial intelligence and robotics on fighting with bush fires, save people and animals’ lives and introduce the skills and knowledge in building such applications.

    Bush fires are an increasing issue in Australia, and our current solutions are inadequate. Resources are already stretched, and we need new solutions for this problem!

    Students in teams of 2 will explore alternative solutions for controlling their FireBot from simple sensors like a people sensors, flame, smoke and air quality sensors to more complex solutions using AI and machine learning to recognise fires, people and manage traffic.

    Day 2 will use Jetson Nano, the smallest yet very powerful AI computer designed by NVIDIA. It enables multiple neural networks in parallel for applications like image classification, object detection, segmentation, and speech processing.

    Lead Facilitator Philip Mallon is a leading expert in intelligent transportation, robotics and engineering. Philip has 40+ years of experience in working, leading and delivering major, real-world STEM projects at Westmead Hospital and NSW government (e.g. T Ways for Sydney, Flashing lights at School Zones in NSW). Philip was also a Lecturer and Engineering Manager at UTS teaching STEM subjects.

    10 seats only.

    Please bring your lunch, snacks and drinks.

    You can use your $100 Creative Kids Voucher for this program. Please email the name, voucher number and DOB to alex.huang@aieaworkshops.org to redeem.

    Green Square Library
    Tuesday 21 January 2020 from 10.30am to 4.30pm
  • Storytime @ Green Square
    Friday 31 January 2020
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    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.

    Parents or caregivers must accompany children for the duration of the session.

     

    Green Square Library
    Fridays, 1pm to 1.45pm

    Friday 31 January to Friday 11 December 2020

    Except Friday 10 April, Friday 17 April, Friday 24 April, Friday 10 July, Friday 17 July, Friday 2 October and Friday 9 October

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

  • Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration at Green Square Library
    Saturday 1 February 2020
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    During the spectacular Sydney Lunar Festival from 25 January to 9 February, we’ll be celebrating the Year of the Rat 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 Green Square Library.

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

    Green Square Library
    Saturday 1 February 2020 from 1pm to 3pm
  • Mandarin rhymetime @ Green Square
    Monday 3 February 2020
  • 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.

    Green Square Library
    Mondays, 10.30am to 11am

    Monday 3 February to Monday 14 December 2020

    Except Monday 13 April, Monday 20 April, Monday 27 April, Monday 6 July, Monday 13 July, Monday 20 July, Monday 28 September and Monday 5 October

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Bilingual storytime @ Green Square
    Monday 3 February 2020
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    Come along to our bilingual storytime. It’s a fun session of storytelling, rhymes, music, singing and craft activities for preschoolers.

    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.

    Parents or guardians are required to stay during the session

    Green Square Library
    Mondays, 11.30am to 12.15pm

    Monday 3 February to Monday 14 December 2020

    Except Monday 13 April, Monday 20 April, Monday 27 April, Monday 6 July, Monday 13 July, Monday 20 July, Monday 28 September and Monday 5 October

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

  • Green Square Lunar New Year Celebrations
    Saturday 8 February 2020
  • Event details

    Celebrations will kick off with Lord Mayor Clover Moore handing out lucky red packets to the sounds of a thrilling lion dance performance.

    Children are invited to learn how to perform a lion dance routine in a one hour workshop. Enjoy a classical music program by Asian-Australian musicians Sydney Xi Yang Yang Chinese Orchestra.

    For the duration of the Sydney Lunar Festival, Green Square Library will be adorned with festive Chinese red lanterns and guarded by 2 towering yin and yang lanterns by Shanghai artist Fan Dongwang.

    10.00am-10.30am: Lion dancing performances and red packet handout in Green Square Library and Plaza
    10.30am-11.30am: Lion Dancing workshop in Anything Room, Library Tower
    11.45am-1.00pm: Classical music program in Anything Room, Library Tower

    Green Square Library
    Saturday 8 February 2020 from 10am to 1pm
  • Code Club: MIT Scratch for beginners
    Tuesday 3 March 2020
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    Bring your keen coders to our free 4-week coding series.

    They’ll gain confidence using the coding environment, MIT Scratch, and find out how to build games and animations. Watch them grow their competence by adding new skills and concepts each week to build on previous activities.

    MIT Scratch offers a fun introduction to block coding – encouraging creative thinking, systematic reasoning and collaboration.

    These hands-on workshops run for 1 hour each week and are suitable for 9 to 12 year olds with no prior experience necessary.

    Places are free, however, you must book in and attend for all sessions. The workshops have a capacity of 6, so bookings are recommended.

    Everything is provided, and parents or guardians need to stay in the library during Code Club.

    Green Square Library
    Tuesdays, 4pm to 5pm

    Tuesday 3 March to Tuesday 24 March 2020

  • Growing edible flowers: hands-on session
    Saturday 7 March 2020
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    Explore the flavours of homegrown edible flowers, from spicy nasturtiums to delicate violas.

    Join us for a hands on session where you will propagate edible flowers to grow at home for a colourful harvest.

    Be inspired by the variety of edible flowers available and learn tips for growing flowers in small spaces.

    What you will learn:

    • How to grow flowers from seed and transplanting seedlings
    • Opportunity to practice propagation from seed and transplants
    • Seasonal edible flowers suitable for small spaces

    What you will get:

    • Small group size and experienced facilitator
    • Take-home notes
    • 6 propagated flowers to take home

    Bookings essential.

    Green Square Library
    Saturday 7 March 2020 from 1pm to 2pm
  • Growing food in small spaces talk
    Saturday 7 March 2020
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    Want to grow food at home but limited by the size of your patch?

    This introductory talk is designed to help urban residents expand their capacity to grow food on balconies, window sills and in courtyards.

    Discover the basics of gardening productively in containers. From maximising light and using vertical spaces, to selecting potting mix and seasonal plant varieties.

    Places are limited and bookings are essential.

    Suitable for ages 14 years and over.

    Green Square Library
    Saturday 7 March 2020 from 10am to 11.30am

Join the library

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