Explore any of our 9 branches to access free wifi and computers or to browse and borrow from the collection. Library membership is free if you live in NSW.
LibrariesCustoms House LibraryCircular Quay
LibrariesDarling Square LibraryHaymarket
LibrariesGreen Square LibraryZetland
LibrariesKings Cross LibraryPotts Point
LibrariesSurry Hills LibrarySurry Hills
LibrariesTown Hall Library ExpressSydney
Events and workshops
Join a workshop, talk or class at our branches or online. You can also keep the kids entertained with our popular rhymetime and storytime videos available to watch at home anytime.
Library members can access a great range of physical and digital collections. Find books, DVDs and CDs, newspapers and magazines at each of our branches. Download ebooks and other eformats, stream music and film or use our research databases anytime, anywhere.
Library collectionsBook collection
Library collectionsChildren and family collections
Library collectionsMagazine and newspaper collection
Library collectionsFilm and TV collection
Join the library to start borrowing for free with no overdue fines. Find out about our great range of digital services and how to request loans from other libraries.
Library & information servicesJoin the library
Library & information servicesAccess a library computer
Library & information servicesBorrow an ebook
Library & information servicesRequest the home library service
NewsWe’re improving self-service computers and printers in our facilities New mobile devices, better accessibility and more printing options are part of the upgrade.2 June 2023
NewsWhat to do in Sydney this JuneStay warm with 17 events you won’t want to miss.26 May 2023
NewsGame on! Tabletop games ready to borrowThe City of Sydney Library now offers more than 40 assorted board and card games for members to enjoy.11 May 2023
NewsFriends come together to celebrate 50 years of Australia-China relationsHow people find community at our libraries.1 December 2022
NewsHave your say on activities and services in our community centres and librariesWe invite your feedback and ideas to help us improve our programs and services.12 November 2022
News3 things you can learn free online with your City of Sydney library membershipAchieve your personal and professional goals with LinkedIn Learning and Mango Languages14 December 2021
NewsAccess our libraries anywhere on our new appEnjoy contactless checkout and never lose your card again.25 October 2021
NewsBoredom-busting activities you can enjoy online for freeFrom fitness classes to jigsaw puzzles, enjoy these lockdown life-improvers from home.20 July 2021
NewsOur libraries team reads children's books and nursery rhymes onlineClassic tales, songs and nursery rhymes in English, Mandarin and Auslan19 July 2021
NewsClosing the book on late library finesThe City of Sydney will no longer charge overdue fees for late returns.21 June 2021
Managed by Woollahra Council in conjunction with City of Sydney. Residents are welcome to join Woollahra Council libraries.