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.
Our branches are open with these services available:
- Customs House, Darling Square, Green Square, Kings Cross, Newtown and Surry Hills libraries: Browse and borrow and access computers and study desks.
- St Helen’s Community Centre (Glebe), Pyrmont Link, Ultimo and Waterloo libraries: Reserve and collect loans.
- Town Hall Library Express: Reserve and collect loans and computer use.
To help plan your visit, see our safety measures and restrictions.
Temporary online memberships also allow you to join our library without visiting a branch.
LibrariesCustoms House LibraryCircular Quay
LibrariesDarling Square LibraryHaymarket
LibrariesGreen Square LibraryZetland
LibrariesKings Cross LibraryPotts Point
LibrariesSurry Hills LibrarySurry Hills
LibrariesTown Hall Library ExpressSydney
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.
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