In a historic building known as the Salvation Army Citadel just off King Street, this library is popular with locals, students and families.
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Our facilities and services are open. Before visiting our venues and facilities, please check if there are any changes to the usual opening hours and services.
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
Recycling station included
Drop off batteries, mobile phones and light bulbs outside the main entrance. Available during branch opening hours.
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
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 & workshopsOur librarians present fun storytime sessions for pre-schoolers and rhymetime for 0 to 2 year-olds.
Talks, courses & workshopsA dedicated makerspace and multipurpose room to create, invent or tinker.