Newtown Library

Temporary closure

The safety of our communities, customers and staff is our top priority.

All library branches and links are now closed until further notice.

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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.
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