Upper level seating area at Surry Hills library.
Family and children at the makerspace in Surry Hills library.
Grass and trees in the foreground and a large building in the background.

In the heart of bustling Crown Street, the contemporary library spans 2 floors of an impressive building that has won a swag of architectural awards for its sustainable design.

Opening hours

Open to visit for up to 4 hours per day to browse and borrow, read and use the self-service computers and desks. No other in-branch services available during these times.
  • Monday to Friday

    11am to 6pm

  • Saturday and Sunday


  • Public Holidays



  • Print, copy and scan included

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

  • After-hours return chute included

    On Crown Street near the main entrance. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Self-service computers included

  • Wifi included

    Free wifi


  • Accessible toilets included

  • Wheelchair access included

  • Lift included

Explore our collections

There’s more than just books at the library. Explore music, makerspace kits, video games, toys, film and more, all free to borrow. Surry Hills Library also has a collection of Russian books, newspapers, CDs and DVDs and Chinese newspapers.