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 to browse and borrow, read and use the self-service computers and desks. The returns chute is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Monday to Friday

    10am to 6pm

  • Saturday and Sunday

    10am to 4pm

  • 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

    Desktop computers and laptops, available for use, some with Adobe Creative Cloud.

  • Wifi included

    Free wifi


  • Onsite mobility parking included

    1 mobility parking space in front of the library on Crown Street, Surry Hills.

  • Mobility parking within 300m included

    • 1 mobility parking space about 220m from venue. Located at 3 Little Norton Street, Surry Hills.
    • 1 mobility parking space about 240m from venue. Located at Arthur Street, Surry Hills.

  • Level access entrance included

  • Entry door type included

    Automatic: open sideward, 1400mm wide. 

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.