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.
Our facilities closed Monday 25 January and Tuesday 26 January
Library services update
From Monday 11 January, most branches are open to visit for up to 4 hours per day to browse and borrow, study, work, read and use the computers. Borrowing is available using a contactless reserve and collect service at the other branches.
You must wear a mask when attending our venues.
Read more about available services and safety measures.
Monday to Friday
11am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday
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
Children’s area included
Accessible toilets 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 online events you can join, including talks, classes and book and movie 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. New sessions in English, Mandarin and Auslan are regularly added for kids to watch anytime.
Talks, courses & workshopsA dedicated makerspace and multipurpose room to create, invent or tinker.
Spaces for use and hire
Hireable indoor spacesEnid Cook RoomSurry Hills · 100 people