In a historic building known as the Salvation Army Citadel just off King Street, this library is popular with locals, students and families.
Temporary closure on Friday 1 December
All City of Sydney libraries as well as Glebe and Kings Cross neighbourhood service centres will be closed on Friday 1 December for a staff development day.
Customs House, Darling Square, Glebe, Green Square, Kings Cross, Newtown, Surry Hills libraries will reopen at 10am on Saturday 2 December.
After-hours return chutes are available at Darling Square, Glebe, Green Square, Newtown, Surry Hills, Ultimo and Waterloo branches.
You can continue to renew and reserve items, as well as access our extensive online digital collection.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused. This development day will help us serve you better.
Monday to Friday
10am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday
10am to 4pm
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.
Printed newspapers included
Children’s area included
Attractions includedMapping community artwork on the mezzanine overlooking the ground floor
Recycling station included
Drop off batteries, mobile phones, light bulbs and small electronics near the computers at the back of the library.
Onsite mobility parking included1 onsite mobility parking located right in front of the building at 5 Brown Street Newtown.
Mobility parking within 300m included
Level access entrance included4 steps or a ramp with a handrail, 950mm wide.
Entry door type includedAutomatic - single sliding door, open sideward, 1080mm wide.
- 2 floors
- Library is located on level 1 with a mezzanine space.
- Access to the mezzanine is by 2 stair cases,18 stairs each staircase.
- No library collection is stored in the mezzanine.
Lift not included
Accessible toilets included1 unisex with LH.
Ambulant toilets included2
Changing places facilities not included
Hearing support system not 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 events you can join in our branches or online, including talks, classes and book clubs. See what’s coming up or available to watch now.
Talks, courses & workshopsFoster your child’s language and literacy skills through singing, reading and other fun activities.
Talks, courses & workshopsA dedicated makerspace and multipurpose room to create, invent or tinker.