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 for reserve and collect, returns and booked computer sessions only. No other in-branch services available during these times.
  • Monday to Friday

    11am to 3pm

  • 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.

  • Wifi included

    Free wifi

  • Self-service computers included

  • After-hours return chute included

    On Crown Street near the main entrance.


  • 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.