Haymarket Library

Haymarket Library is relocating to Darling Square – a vibrant new neighbourhood next to Haymarket and Darling Harbour.

Haymarket Library will close at 4pm on Saturday 14 September 2019. The brand new Darling Square Library in The Exchange Building will open on Monday 28 October 2019.

Darling Square Library, 4 times the size of the existing Haymarket Library, will open 7 days a week. You’ll have access to over 30,000 items in the library, including a large Asian literature collection. They’ll be space to read, work and study, including meeting rooms, public computers and free wifi. The dedicated children’s area will host regular bilingual rhymetime and storytime sessions.

The library will also be home to an ideas lab, with a makerspace and unique program of hands-on workshops and events for creation and learning.

You can use our other library branches and online services while we relocate. The closest branches are Surry Hills Library, Ultimo Library and Customs House Library.

Applications now open: EOI for Haymarket Library

We’re inviting applications from organisations with ideas for transforming the old library building into a new community or cultural hub. The successful applicant will manage all 3 floors of the building under a 3 year lease, with potential to extend for a further 2 years.

See our accommodation grants page for more information and to apply.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 27 August.

 

744 George Street
Haymarket NSW 2000

02 8019 6477

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday: 8.30am–6pm
  • Saturday: 10am–4pm
  • Closed on Sundays and public holidays.

The after-hours return chute is on Hay Street.

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
  • Indonesian books
  • Thai books
  • Vietnamese books
  • Chinese newspapers
  • Vietnamese newspapers
  • Chinese magazines
  • Chinese DVDs and CDs
  • Indonesian DVDs and CDs
  • Thai DVDs and CDs
  • Vietnamese DVDs and CDs
  • What’s on
  • Bilingual storytime @ Haymarket
    Friday 30 August 2019
  • Event details

    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, nurture Mandarin knowledge and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    Suitable for 3 to 5 year olds.

    Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited.

    Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Haymarket Library
    Fridays, 11am to 11.45am

    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

  • Rhymetime in Mandarin @ Haymarket
    Friday 30 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 Mandarin knowledge and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    For 0 to 2 year olds.

    Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited so be sure to arrive early to secure your place.

    Haymarket Library
    Fridays, 10am to 10.30am

    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

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