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 26 September 2018
  • 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 7 February to Wednesday 19 December 2018

    Except Wednesday 18 April, Anzac Day, Wednesday 11 July, Wednesday 18 July, Wednesday 3 October and Wednesday 10 October

  • Rhymetime @ Kings Cross
    Wednesday 26 September 2018
  • 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 7 February to Wednesday 19 December 2018

    Except Wednesday 18 April, Anzac Day, Wednesday 11 July, Wednesday 18 July, Wednesday 3 October and Wednesday 10 October

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

  • Australia Who: Scenes from dystopia
    Thursday 4 October 2018
  • Book now

    Australia Who: Scenes from dystopia is a performance of scenes adapted from award-winning joanne burns’ novella about environmental devastation and people power. The multimedia performance uses live theatre and projections to bring 4 scenes to life.

    In the 1990s, Kings Cross author and poet, joanne burns, wrote Australia Who, a satirical novella set in 2018. In her realisation, life is grim. The environment is decimated, beaches are privatised, and the government is punitive. While rebels are held in outback detention centre, a network of underground activists set out to mobilise the unemployed using new age technologies as weapons.

    Supported by Australia Council for the Arts, filmmaker and dramaturge Pierce Wilcox and actor/director Eleni Schumacher collaborate to premiere their adaptation of Australia Who.

    The performance will be directed by Elizabeth Nabben (The Readers, Belvoir Street) and will feature original music written and performed by composer, Lawrence Rosier Staines.

    Presented by Little Fictions.

    This free event is suitable for adults only. Bookings are recommended as places are limited.

    Kings Cross Library
    Thursday 4 October 2018 from 8pm to 9pm
  • Tech Savvy Seniors @ Kings Cross Library
    Monday 15 October 2018
  • Book now

    This free series is designed to help older people gain confidence in basic computer and digital skills. From searching to surfing, you’ll discover how to browse your way through the web, learn to use an iPad, set up an email address and reconnect with friends on social media.

    Get savvy using our library PCs and dive into the digital world.

    Funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS.

    Introduction to Computers – Beginners – 15 October
    Introduction to Internet -Beginners – 22 October
    Introduction to email – Beginners – 29 October
    Introduction to Internet – Intermediate – 5 November
    Introduction to email – Intermediate – 12 November
    Introduction to online shopping – 19 November
    Introduction to online banking – 26 November
    Introduction to social media – 3 December
    Introduction to iPads – 10 December

    Sessions are free, run for 2 hours and cater for 8 people. Bookings essential.

    Kings Cross Library
    Mondays, 11am to 1pm

    Monday 15 October to Monday 10 December 2018

  • It's Art, Darling
    Wednesday 31 October 2018
  • Event details

    The Bobby Goldsmith Foundation has partnered with Kings Cross Library to bring you It’s Art, Darling. The free exhibition of artworks is produced by participants of the 2018 Art Phoenix program.

    Art Phoenix is the only contemporary art program in Australia that is fully committed to both raising the awareness of HIV through visual arts projects, while also assisting artists living with HIV.

    It’s Art, Darling addresses misconceptions about what it means to live with a chronic manageable disease and demonstrate that people living with HIV can live a long, healthy and creative life!

    Kings Cross Library
    Mondays and Tuesdays, 10am to 7pm
    Wednesdays to Fridays, 10am to 6pm
    Saturdays, 10am to 4pm
    Sundays, 11am to 4pm

    Monday 3 September to Friday 21 September 2018

    Wednesday 31 October 2018 from 10am to 6pm

Join the library

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