In a historic building known as the Salvation Army Citadel just off King Street, this library is popular with locals, students and families.
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.
Monday to Friday
2pm to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday
Wifi includedFree wifi
Print, copy and scan includedUse your membership card or purchase a casual use ticket from the self-service kiosk.
Self-service computers included
After-hours return chute includedOpen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Children’s area included
Attractions includedMapping community artwork on the mezzanine overlooking the ground floor
Accessible toilets included
Wheelchair access included
Explore our collections
Library collectionsFilm and TV collection
Library collectionsMusic collection
Library collectionsBook collection
Library collectionsMagazine and newspaper collection
Library collectionsChildren and family collections
Library collectionsGreen your life collection
Library collectionsVideo game console collection
Library collectionsMakerspace kits
Library collectionsLocal history collection
Library collectionsReference and special collections
Library collectionsResearch and homework databases
Library collectionsCommunity languages collection
History & archive collectionsBooks about Sydney’s history
Library collectionsMusical instruments collection
Library collectionsKoori collection
Library collectionsToys collection
Talks, courses & workshopsWe have a new program of online events you can join, including talks, classes and book and movie clubs. See what’s coming up or available to watch now.
Talks, courses & workshopsOur librarians present fun storytime sessions for pre-schoolers and rhymetime for 0 to 2 year-olds. New sessions in English, Mandarin and Auslan are regularly added for kids to watch anytime.
Talks, courses & workshopsA dedicated makerspace and multipurpose room to create, invent or tinker.