Hire a room/space

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

All library branches and links are closed until further notice. Reserve and collect and pre-booked computer sessions are available at some branches.

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Customs House Library meeting rooms

Located in the heart of the city centre, the Customs House Library meeting room and computer training room are just a short walk from Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

Darling Square Library venues

Darling Square Library meeting rooms and the multipurpose Idea Space are a short walk from Central, Museum and Town Hall stations and are easily accessible by bus and light rail.

Green Square Library venues

Green Square Library meeting rooms, music room and computer lab are a short walk from Green Square train station and are easily accessible by bus.

Find a library venue

We have a range of community venues available for hire in the City of Sydney libraries network.

These community venues include meeting rooms, computer training rooms, large seminar and workshop spaces, event spaces and a musical rehearsal and recording space.

Venues can be hired up to 12 months in advance.

Community use of library venues

Not-for-profit organisations wishing to hire library venues will receive a reduced rate. Proof of not-for-profit status must be provided at time of booking.

Compulsory insurance

All parties who hire City facilities must have $10 million public liability insurance coverage. Proof of such coverage is required before your booking can be confirmed.

Individuals and small community groups can apply to be covered under the City’s community engagement liability policy. Contact library staff at libraryvenues@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au for details and more information.

Conditions of hire

Before hiring a City of Sydney community venue, we ask that you read and understand the conditions of hire.

Please note, we require 3 days notice to confirm a booking at a library venue. Booking enquiries can only be confirmed if you have provided all necessary details.

Free library meeting rooms for students

Primary, high school and tertiary students can use available Green Square and Darling Square library meeting rooms for free for up to 2 hours a day.

Student booking enquiries made within 3 days of the booking time can be confirmed immediately. All other student bookings cannot be confirmed until 3 days before the booking time.

Valid student identification must be provided at the time of your booking enquiry. Please note, public liability insurance is not required for this booking type.

Musical instruments available for loan

Library members wishing to hire the music room at Green Square Library for music rehearsal can also borrow a number of musical instruments from the library to use in this space.


Venue Coordinator – Libraries
02 9288 5012

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