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.
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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
Print, copy and scan includedUse your membership card or purchase a casual use ticket from the self-service kiosk.
After-hours return chute includedOn Crown Street near the main entrance. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Self-service computers included
Wifi includedFree wifi
Recycling station includedDrop off batteries, mobile phones and light bulbs near the entrance.
Children’s area included
Onsite mobility parking included1 mobility parking space in front of the library on Crown Street, Surry Hills.
Mobility parking within 300m included
Level access entrance included
Entry door type includedAutomatic: open sideward, 1400mm wide.
Accessible toilets included1 unisex with LH on ground floor.
Ambulant toilets not included
Changing places facilities not included
Hearing support system not included
Wheelchair access included
Explore our collections
Library collectionsMagazine and newspaper collection
Library collectionsToys collection
Library collectionsMakerspace kits
Library collectionsGreen your life collection
Library collectionsFilm and TV collection
Library collectionsMusic collection
Library collectionsVideo game console collection
Library collectionsBook collection
Library collectionsChildren and family collections
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
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.