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.
Library services update
Most branches are open to visit to browse and borrow, study, work, read and use the computers. Borrowing is available using a contactless reserve and collect service at the other branches.
Wear a face mask if you can’t stay 1.5m apart when visiting our libraries. Masks are not mandatory.
Read more about available services and safety measures.
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
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