Kings Cross Library

Kings Cross Library has long been an important part of the community in this historic inner city area. Recent upgrades to the library include a new level 2 and a kids’ mezzanine area.

Kings Cross Library has the largest number of publicly accessible computers, 16 of them have Adobe Creative Cloud.

The library is open 7 days a week.

Level 1, 50–52 Darlinghurst Road
Kings Cross NSW 2011

02 9246 4530

Opening hours

  • Monday and Tuesday: 10am–7pm
  • Wednesday to Friday: 10am–6pm
  • Saturday: 10am–4pm
  • Sunday: 11am–4pm
  • Closed on public holidays.

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.
  • What’s on
  • Storytime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 24 July 2019
  • Event details

    Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers. The sessions foster an early love of reading 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.

    Kings Cross Library
    Wednesdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Wednesday 30 January to Wednesday 18 December 2019

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

  • Rhymetime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 24 July 2019
  • Event details

    Rhymetime is a lapsit program for babies. The session combines rhymes, music, singing and puppets to develop early literacy skills.

    For 0 to 2 year olds.

    Session numbers are limited. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Kings Cross Library
    Wednesdays, 10am to 10.30am

    Wednesday 30 January to Wednesday 18 December 2019

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

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Adobe Creative Classes: Premiere Pro
    Saturday 24 August 2019
  • Event details

    Adobe Premiere Pro is a professional video editing software package used by film and television editors. This series of classes is perfect for people who need to up-skill to create content videos for work, are a hobby filmmaker or anyone interested in editing and improving footage for social media.

    Each class is led by an expert facilitator. More information for the different class level is available on the booking link.

    Premiere Pro level 1
    This 2-hour beginner’s class is suitable for people with little or no experience with Premiere Pro.

    By the end of the class you’ll be able to

    • find your way around the Premiere Pro GUI
    • create a new project and import footage
    • use the timeline to reorder and trim footage
    • use a selection of editing tools to modify footage
    • save and share edited videos.

    Saturday 24 August, 10am-12pm at Kings Cross Library

    Premiere Pro Level 2
    This 2-hour intermediate class is for people who have some experience with Premiere Pro or have already completed Level 1.

    By the end of the class you’ll be able to:

    • find your way around advanced features in the Premiere Pro graphical user interface
    • add advanced typography to videos
    • colour correct and white balance to improve the quality of footage
    • use various tools to enhance audio.

    Saturday 24 August, 12.30pm-2.30pm at Kings Cross Library

    Premiere Pro Advanced
    Our 4-hour advanced class is for people who have completed Level 2 or have extensive experience with Premiere Pro.

    The advanced course only runs twice a year, so please book early.

    Saturday 30 November, 10.30am-2.30pm at Kings Cross Library

    Courses suitable for anyone 16 years and over.

    Kings Cross Library
    Saturday 24 August 2019 from 10am to 12pm
    Saturday 24 August 2019 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
    Saturday 30 November 2019 from 10am to 2.30pm
  • Tech Savvy Seniors at Kings Cross Library
    Monday 9 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: 9 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: 16 September
    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 WWW yourself.

    Introduction to email part 1: 23 September
    Introduction to email part 2: 30 September
    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: 14 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: 21 October
    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: 28 October
    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: 4 November
    We’ll walk you through the techy world of the tablet and get you up and running on this handy device.

    Kings Cross Library
    Mondays, 11am to 1pm

    Monday 9 September to Monday 4 November 2019

    Except public holidays

  • Adobe Creative Classes: Illustrator
    Saturday 19 October 2019
  • Event details

    Adobe Illustrator is the world’s leading vector art program and allows you to create crisp images that don’t pixelate when they’re resized. Used by artists, product designers and graphic artists, Illustrator is the perfect tool for creating posters, templates, cartoons and charts. It is increasingly used in game and package design and laser cutting. Adobe illustrator is an incredibly powerful tool allowing you to easily trace images and fine tune typography.

    Each class is led by an expert facilitator. More information for the different class level is available on the booking link.

    Illustrator Level 1
    This 2-hour beginner’s class is suitable for people with little or no experience with Adobe Illustrator.

    By the end of the class you will be able to:

    • find your way around the Illustrator graphical user interface
    • create custom typography
    • colour images and customize colour palettes and swatches
    • use artboards to easily edit multiple objects.

    10am, Saturday October 19, Kings Cross Library

    Illustrator Level 2
    This 2-hour intermediate class is ideal for people who have completed Level 1 or already have some experience with Illustrator.

    By the end of the class you will be able to:

    • use advanced tools like type on a path and text threading
    • create complex shapes using advanced drawing tools
    • use advanced colour controls and the gradient tool
    • create complex illustrations using the pen tool.

    12.30pm, Saturday October 19, Kings Cross Library

    Illustrator Advanced
    Our 4-hour advanced class is for people who have extensive experience with Illustrator or who have completed Level 2.

    The advanced course only runs twice a year, so please book early.

    Courses suitable for anyone 16 years and over.

    10am, Saturday November 16, Kings Cross Library

    Kings Cross Library
    Saturday 19 October 2019 from 10am to 12pm
    Saturday 19 October 2019 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
    Saturday 16 November 2019 from 10.30am to 2.30pm

Join the library

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