Newtown Library

Newtown Library is located just off cosmopolitan King Street in an historic building known as the Salvation Army Citadel, built in 1883. The library is hugely popular with locals, students and families. It has a mezzanine level for events and regular children’s programs, as well as a dedicated kids’ corner for young readers on the ground floor.

Mapping Community, a line-art illustration capturing the rich community spirit of Newtown, spans the length of the glass on the mezzanine level overlooking the ground floor.


8–10 Brown Street
Newtown NSW 2042

02 8512 4250

Opening hours

  • Monday and Wednesday: 10am–7pm
  • Tuesday: 10am–6pm
  • Thursday and Friday: 10am–5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11am–4pm
  • Closed on public holidays.

The after-hours return chute is on Brown St.


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
  • You can also call us or visit the branch.
  • What’s on
  • Storytime @ Newtown
    Thursday 19 September 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.

    Newtown Library
    Thursdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Thursday 31 January to Thursday 19 December 2019

    Except Thursday 18 April, Thursday 2 May, Thursday 11 July, Thursday 18 July, Thursday 3 October and Thursday 10 October

  • Rhymetime @ Newtown
    Thursday 19 September 2019
  • Event details

    Rhymetime is a lapsit program for babies. The sessions combine 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.

    Unfortunately, Newtown Library’s Gallery is not wheelchair accessible. We apologise for this inconvenience.

    Newtown Library
    Thursdays, 10am to 10.30am

    Thursday 31 January to Thursday 19 December 2019

    Except Thursday 18 April, Thursday 2 May, Thursday 11 July, Thursday 18 July, Thursday 26 September and Thursday 3 October

  • In The Zone workshop
    Thursday 10 October 2019
  • Event details

    Shaun Parker & Company’s latest production In the Zone merges two seemingly disparate worlds to bring dance and gaming technology together on stage. Showcasing the ground-breaking AirSticks technology that creates sound through movement, this stage show is a first of its kind.

    Performed by Western Sydney street and hip-hop dancer Libby Montilla, In The Zone features dynamic hip hop styles including locking, popping and body waving, against a stunning soundscape of electronic beats.

    Following the premiere in September, Shaun Parker & Company will be offering free In The Zone workshops in the City of Sydney, where participants can learn to control the AirSticks and create their own music through their very own dance moves.

    Newtown Library
    Thursday 10 October 2019 from 11am to 12pm
    Thursday 10 October 2019 from 12pm to 1pm

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