People seated in the study area at Customs House library.
Adults sitting in a row at tables in front of computers in Customs House Library.
People standing and sitting on the left in a children's section of a library. One the right is the white floor.

Right in the heart of Circular Quay, this contemporary library is a great place to relax, meet friends, read or research. Spans 2 levels of Customs House.

Opening hours

Open to visit to browse and borrow, read and use the self-service computers and desks.

  • Monday to Friday

    10am to 6pm

  • Saturday and Sunday

    10am to 4pm

  • Public holidays


Returns chute

  • Monday to Friday

    8am to 10:30pm

  • Saturday

    9am to 10:30pm

  • Sunday

    9am to 5pm

  • Public holidays



  • Close to transport included

    Next to Circular Quay train, ferry, bus and light rail.

  • Print, copy and scan included

    Use your membership card or purchase a casual use ticket from the self-service kiosk.

  • Self-service computers included

    Computers and laptops available for use including some with Adobe Creative Cloud.

  • Wifi included



  • Onsite mobility parking not included

  • Mobility parking within 300m included

    1 mobility parking space at 45-54 Pitt Street, Sydney, around 300m from the venue. 

  • Level access entrance included

    • 3 steps to front entrance or use 2 ramps with handrails.
    • 7 steps to the rear entrance.

  • Entry door type included

    • Manual door for front entrance: open inwards during building opening hours, 1.5 metres wide.
    • Automatic sliding door for rear entrance: open 1.5 metres wide.

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Explore our collections

With over 50,000 items in a multicultural collection, there’s more than just books at the library. Explore music, makerspace kits, video games, toys, film and more, all free to borrow. Customs House Library also has music scores and Japanese and Korean books, CDs and DVDs for loan and a newspaper collection to read at the branch.