Newtown Library

Temporary closure and holiday hours

Our library branches will be closed on Wednesday 11 December for a staff development day. They will reopen on Thursday 12 December.

After-hours return chutes are available at Darling Square, Glebe, Green Square, Newtown, Surry Hills, Ultimo and Waterloo. You can continue to renew and reserve items, and access eresources with your online account.

Check our opening times for Christmas and the new year.

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.

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 @ Newtown
    Thursday 19 December 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 December 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 3 October and Thursday 10 October

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