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 26 August 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, Monday 30 September and Monday 14 October

  • Bilingual storytime @ Green Square
    Monday 26 August 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, Monday 30 September and Monday 14 October

  • Rhymetime @ Green Square
    Wednesday 28 August 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.

  • Storytime @ Green Square
    Friday 30 August 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

  • Australian Poetry Slam: Heat high school students
    Thursday 19 September 2019
  • Book now

    Join the audience or take to the stage at Word Travel’s spoken word heat just for high school students. This fun event at Green Square Library will be hosted by talented spoken word poet, Isabella Luna.

    Sign up at 6pm to perform in the Australian Poetry Slam heat starting at 6.30pm.

    Writers and performers are given a mic and 2 minutes to share their original piece and impress the judges chosen from the live audience. 2 writers from the slam heat will go on to perform at the Australian Poetry Slam Sydney Final.

    To participate or watch the slam, make sure to book a seat in the audience.

    Presented with Word Travels.

    About Isabella Luna

    Isabella Luna is a queer writer and performing artist living on Dharawal land in Wollongong. She holds a BCA (Hons) in Writing with Minors in French and Theatre from the University of Wollongong.

    Green Square Library
    Thursday 19 September 2019 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
  • Tech Savvy Seniors at Green Square Library
    Friday 27 September 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

Join the library

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