Explore any of our 9 branches to access free wifi and computers or to browse and borrow from the collection. Library membership is free if you live in NSW.
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.
LibrariesCustoms House LibraryCircular Quay
LibrariesDarling Square LibraryHaymarket
LibrariesGreen Square LibraryZetland
LibrariesKings Cross LibraryPotts Point
LibrariesSurry Hills LibrarySurry Hills
LibrariesTown Hall Library ExpressSydney
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