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 14 October 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, 10.30am to 11am

    Monday 4 February to Monday 16 December 2019

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

  • Bilingual storytime @ Green Square
    Monday 14 October 2019
  • Book now

    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.

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Parents or guardians are required to stay during the session

    Green Square Library
    Mondays, 11.30am to 12.15pm

    Monday 4 February to Monday 16 December 2019

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

  • Code Club: MIT Scratch for beginners
    Tuesday 15 October 2019
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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 8, 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 15 October to Tuesday 5 November 2019

  • The Big Feels Club
    Wednesday 16 October 2019
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    During Mental Health Month, Green Square Library is hosting The Big Feels Club.

    Ever feel like you’re all alone, even when you’re surrounded by friends?

    If you’re a sensitive cat, it’s easy to feel like you’re doing life ‘wrong’. One of the trickiest issues is navigating the world of making and growing friendships as an adult.

    When you’re sad or scared a lot of the time, having 1 or 2 deep, supportive friendships is vital to your wellbeing. But how do you nurture these relationships, beyond the superficial? How do you take those tiny risks to become better friends with your existing friends? And how do you ‘give back’ to people who help you through tough times?

    Join us for an interactive evening to chat about life, feelings, and finding your tribe.

    This isn’t a therapy session. There’s no unpacking your darkest secrets. It’s more like a philosophy tutorial. Big Feels isn’t a mental health service and doesn’t provide counselling.

    The Big Feels Club
    This Melbourne-based initiative is for anyone trying to make sense of the messiness of being human. Real content about mental health, made by people who’ve been there. Join the club.

    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, Honor’s ABC podcast about her mental health experiences, was named one of the top 3 podcasts of 2018 by The Atlantic.

    Graham Panther
    Writer, talker, and feeler of feelings, Graham has helped build some of the best mental health services in Australia and beyond. He’s all about finding more nourishing ways for people to connect about their messy life stuff.

    Bookings recommended as places are limited.

    This event will be Auslan interpreted.

    Green Square Library
    Wednesday 16 October 2019 from 7.30pm to 9pm
  • Rhymetime @ Green Square
    Wednesday 16 October 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:
    10.30am – 11.00am
    11.30am – 12.00pm

    Fridays:
    10.30am – 11.00am

    Each session is limited to 50 participants. Please arrive early to ensure your place. Parents or caregivers must accompany children for the duration of the session.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Green Square Library
    Wednesdays and Fridays, 10.30am to 12pm

    Wednesday 30 January to Friday 20 December 2019

    Except Wednesday 17 April, Good Friday , 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.

  • Tech Savvy Seniors at Green Square Library
    Friday 18 October 2019
  • Event details

    This free series is designed to help older people gain confidence in basic computer and digital skills.

    Funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS.

    Book in for the small group sessions below.

    Introduction to computers: 27 September
    This workshop covers what a computer is, its components and how it’s operated. You’ll learn to use a mouse and keyboard and then road test your skills to create your first document.

    Introduction to internet: 4 October
    Become familiar with how to access and surf the web so you can go home, sign up for an internet service and hang out on the world wide web yourself.

    Introduction to email part 1: 11 October
    Introduction to email part 2: 18 October
    Keep connected to family and friends with email. We’ll walk you through setting up a free Gmail email account and how to send, read and reply to your emails.

    Online shopping and banking part 1: 25 October
    From booking a holiday to buying groceries, we’ll take you through the process of buying something and how to stay safe shopping online.

    Introduction to online banking: 1 November
    Find out how you can save time paying bills online and learn how to browse, buy and sell using websites like eBay and about payment options like PayPal.

    Introduction to social media: 8 November
    Get sharp with social media’s famous 3: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We’ll take you through a run-down of which social media channel to use and when.

    Introduction to iPads: 15 November
    We’ll walk you through the techy world of the tablet and get you up and running on this handy device.

    Green Square Library
    Friday 27 September 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
    Friday 4 October 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
    Friday 11 October 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
    Friday 18 October 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
    Friday 25 October 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
    Friday 1 November 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
    Friday 8 November 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
    Friday 15 November 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
  • Storytime @ Green Square
    Friday 18 October 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.

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

    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 Good Friday , Friday 26 April, Friday 12 July, Friday 19 July, Friday 4 October and Friday 11 October

  • Microflix Awards and Festival 2019
    Thursday 24 October 2019
  • Event details

    Green Square Library will host the second annual Microflix Awards and Festival.

    Whether you’re a film buff, a lover of literature or a budding filmmaker, come and experience this exciting showcase of contemporary Australian storytelling through film. Enjoy free film screenings, the awards ceremony and a mobile filmmaking workshop over 3 days.

    Special screening event: 7.30–9pm, Thursday 24 October
    Get a taste of the entries in this year’s competition with a special preview of selected films. Discover the stories the films are based on with some behind-the-scenes insights into how they were made. Reserve ticket

    Microflix awards ceremony: 7.30–9pm, Friday 25 October
    Join our esteemed judges, Fenella Kernebone, Stephanie King and Will Simon for the screening of finalist films, followed by the awards ceremony. Categories include Best adaptation, Best film made on a smartphone and Best direction. Reserve ticket

    Mobile filmmaking workshop: 12pm–3.30pm, Saturday 26 October
    Get hands-on experience in this free workshop for new and emerging filmmakers with Microflix Festival and short story publishing house, Spineless Wonders. With a focus on story-to-film adaptation, you’ll explore smartphone filmmaking including how to adapt micro-stories for the screen. Booked out.

    No prior knowledge of filmmaking is required to attend the workshop. While the workshop is suitable for ages 16 years and over, parental guidance is advised for the screening and awards night due to adult themes in the films screened.

    All sessions are free, however bookings are recommended as places are limited.

    Presented with City of Sydney Library

    Green Square Library
    Thursday 24 October 2019 from 7.30pm to 9pm
    Friday 25 October 2019 from 7.30pm to 9pm
    Saturday 26 October 2019 from 12pm to 3.30pm
  • Auslan poetry slam
    Friday 8 November 2019
  • Event details

    Would you like to develop, perform or watch Auslan-inclusive poetry? Are you keen to learn about Deaf arts and Auslan?

    Then join us for these 2 unique events for Deaf and hearing Auslan users.

    Auslan-inclusive poetry workshop: 6.30pm–8.30pm, Friday 8 November

    Develop your own Auslan-inclusive work in this 2-hour poetry workshop facilitated by renowned Auslan performative storyteller Todd Wright. Get expert support and guidance as you develop your own piece. You’ll also get the opportunity to perform, if you would like to, at the open hands poetry showcase.

    Auslan performance poets showcase and open hands event: 7.30pm–9pm, Friday 22 November

    Experience the power of Auslan poetry as 5 emerging Auslan poets perform their work. Offer your support to budding new performers as audience members take to the stage, including participants from the Auslan-inclusive poetry workshop.

    Everyone is welcome to join the audience for the showcase. Some Auslan artists prefer not to have their work translated into English as it can significantly alter their intention and voice. Performances at the showcase may be accompanied by other media such as digital projection.

    It is free to attend or perform at the workshop and showcase. Bookings are recommended as places are limited.

    Suitable for ages 16 years and over.

    Performers to be confirmed.

    Green Square Library
    Friday 8 November 2019 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
    Friday 22 November 2019 from 7.30pm to 9pm
  • Underground: this side up!
    Friday 29 November 2019
  • Book now

    Live music and interactive art take over Green Square Library for a special after-hours event for young people. Come and get creative and enjoy a night of free entertainment.

    The music line-up features some fantastic local Sydney talent. Enjoy the infectious force of headlining act Georgia June, The 902’s blend of rock, funk, jazz and blues and the alternative, psychedelic, indie rock of The Assets.

    Sip on delicious milk tea from the Boba Well, an installation by Dylan Goh featuring a self-serve ceramic well filled will tea.  There’ll also be food from Parliament on King, social enterprise catering made by asylum seekers and refugees, in partnership with locals

    Challenge your senses in an audio visual experience with interactive, improvised music performed by members of the Youth Curators, the Vermillion Trio.

    Ka-ching ka-ching. Try out our poetry writing cash registers and take home your own original poem.

    High up in the tower you’ll find our quaint cardboard village under construction. Join in to make your own dream house addition.

    Write an anonymous note on tissue paper and watch as they float down from the reading room balcony into a stranger’s lap.

    Matriark Theatre’s big, playful monsters – The Monstrosities, will also be roaming the library all night.

    Presented with our Library Youth Curators, this free event is for young people 16 to 24 years old.  Bookings are recommended.

    Green Square Library
    Friday 29 November 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Join the library

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