Ultimo Library

Ultimo Library is a vibrant, welcoming library located on level 1 of the Ultimo Community Centre right near the Powerhouse Museum and Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre.

The library is popular with local school children with plenty of spaces to read and study. The dedicated children’s area has regular programming including a bilingual storytime in English and Mandarin. 

The library also has a large collection of Chinese language resources. 

Portal, a kinetic sculpture in constant colour change was recently installed in the library.

Level 1, Ultimo Community Centre
40 William Henry Street
Ultimo NSW 2007

02 9298 3110

Opening hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am–6pm
  • Wednesday: 10am–7pm
  • Saturday, Sunday: 12pm–4pm
  • Closed on public holidays.

The after-hours return chute is near the Bulwara Road entrance.

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.

Community languages

  • Chinese books
  • Chinese newspapers
  • Chinese magazines
  • Chinese DVDs and CDs
  • What’s on
  • Bi-lingual storytime @ Ultimo
    Tuesday 23 July 2019
  • Book now

    Come along to our bi-lingual storytime. It’s a fun session of storytelling, rhymes, music, singing and craft for preschoolers. Stories are read aloud in both English and Mandarin to support literacy development, foster a love of reading and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    Suitable for 3 to 5 year-olds.

    Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited.

    Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Ultimo Library
    Tuesdays, 11am to 11.45am

    Tuesday 29 January to Tuesday 17 December 2019

    Except Tuesday 16 April, Tuesday 23 April, Tuesday 9 July, Tuesday 16 July, Tuesday 24 September and Tuesday 1 October

  • Storytime @ Ultimo
    Thursday 25 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.

    Ultimo 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 @ Ultimo
    Thursday 25 July 2019
  • Event details

    Rhymetime is a lapsit program for babies. The session 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.

    Ultimo 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

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

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