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City Library in Melbourne

City Library
Address: 253 Flinders Lane Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 03 9658 9500

Located near bustling Degraves Street and co-located with the Centre for Adult Education, City Library is Victoria’s busiest public lending library. The library has become a major destination and meeting place for residents, workers, students and visitors.

Bookable spaces: Group study room, City Library Gallery
Library’s Opening Hours

 

East Melbourne Library
Address: 122 George Street East Melbourne VIC 3002
Phone: 03 9658 9600

Stylish and inviting, East Melbourne Library is Australia’s most ecologically sustainable public library. The library runs a range of environmental programs and is home to the City of Melbourne’s Environment Resource Centre, where you can find a range of environmental books, magazines, videos, DVDs, software programs and government information including flyers and newsletters.

Bookable spaces: East Melbourne Library meeting room
Library’s Opening Hours

 

Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
Address: 251 Faraday Street Carlton VIC 3053
Phone: 03 9658 7300

The Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre is a modern, welcoming space where all members of the community can read, connect, learn and create. The centre is home to a library, learning and training rooms with a computer lab, recording studio, meeting rooms, community activity spaces and a cafe.

Bookable spaces: A range of rooms are available for hire. See Book a space at Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre for details.
Library’s Opening Hours

Library at The Dock
Address: 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade Docklands VIC 3008
Phone: 03 9658 9998

Located on the waterfront, Library at The Dock is a next-generation library and community hub. As well as the library collection, there is a recording studio, creative editing suites, community spaces and a large performance venue. A gallery and exhibition space celebrates Docklands’ heritage.

Bookable spaces: A range of rooms are available for hire. See Book a space at Library at The Dock for details.
Library’s Opening Hours

 

North Melbourne Library
Address: 66 Errol Street North Melbourne VIC 3051
Phone: 03 9658 9700

One of the longest established libraries in Victoria, North Melbourne Library was built in 1882 and opened in 1884 as a Mechanics Institute and Library. Since 1905 it has provided a free public lending service to the City of Melbourne.

Bookable spaces: Hotham Room
Library’s Opening Hours

Southbank Library
Address: 207 City Road Southbank VIC 3006
Phone: 03 9658 8300

Southbank Library is located at Boyd Community Hub, where you will also find artist studios, maternal and child health services, meeting rooms, outdoor spaces and KereKere cafe.

Bookable spaces: Assembly Hall, Principal’s Office
Library’s Opening Hours

 

City Library in Sydney

Customs House Library
31 Alfred Street Circular Quay NSW 2001
02 9242 8555

Located in one of Sydney’s finest historical landmarks, the Customs House Library spans 3 levels and highlights the building’s contemporary and traditional design features. It houses a collection of more than 50,000 items and is open 7 days a week.

– Relaxing lounges on the ground and first floors invite you to sit down and absorb the building’s unique atmosphere.
– Beautiful and quiet grand reading room on the second floor.
– Large selection of local and international newspapers and magazines.
– Free wireless internet.
– Public access computers.
– Scanning, printing and photocopying facilities.
– Access to many high quality databases.
– Regular exhibitions and cultural events.
– Collections in Japanese and Korean.
Library’s Website

 

Glebe Library
186 Glebe Point Road (cnr Wigram Road) Glebe NSW 2037
02 9298 3060

Conveniently located on Glebe Point Road, the Glebe Library shares the same location with the Glebe Neighbourhood Service Centre.

As well as its constantly changing collection of books, CDs and DVDs, Glebe – Library offers locals:
– free wireless internet
– public access computer
– scanning, printing and photocopying facilities
– daily newspapers
– a wide collection of newspapers and magazines
– weekly rock, rhyme and story times
– toy library
– dedicated local history collection.
Library’s Website

Green Square Library

100 Joynton Avenue Zetland NSW 2017
02 9288 5010

Almost 11,000 people have moved into the Green Square area since 2000 and there are thousands more to come as development continues. The Green Square Library is located in the historic Tote Building. It has a great selection of books to borrow and the collection is growing fast. We also hold daily newspapers for your reading pleasure.

A Neighbourhood Service Centre for the area is incorporated into the Green Square Library.

Constantly changing collection of books, CDs and DVDs.
– Wide collection of magazines and newspapers.
– Free wireless internet.
– Public access computer.
– Weekly rhyme and storytime.
– Weekly bilingual storytime.
Library’s Website


Haymarket Library
744 George Street Sydney NSW 2000
02 8019 6477

Following its extensive renovations, Haymarket Library is open again and now boasts a brand new lift, accessible ramp, welcoming front desk, new meeting room, computer area and display space.

Housed in a 3-storey heritage building, Haymarket Library is in the heart of Chinatown. Originally built in 1875 and modernised in 1927, the building’s Venetian Gothic Revival features were fully restored by the City of Sydney in the early 1990s.

As well as an English language collection, Haymarket Library boasts the largest Chinese language book collection of any public library in Australia. The library also holds Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese collections.

– Extensive Chinese language book collection (23,974 items).
– Large Thai (1,137 items), Vietnamese (873 items) and Indonesian (670 items) collections.
– Daily newspapers in English, Chinese and Vietnamese.
– Wide collection of magazines in Chinese and English.
– Constantly changing collection of books, CDs and DVDs.
– Free wireless internet.
– Public access computer.
– Scanning, printing and photocopying facilities.
Library’s Website


Kings Cross Library
Level 1, 50–52 Darlinghurst Road Kings Cross NSW 2011
02 9246 4530

Kings Cross Library has a long local history. It was established in 1959 and opened on its current site in 2004. Today it opens 7 days a week.

As well as its constantly changing collection of books, CDs and DVDs, Kings Cross Library offers locals:
– free wireless internet
– public access computer
– scanning, printing and photocopying facilities
– daily newspapersa wide collection of newspapers and magazines
– weekly rhyme and storytimes
Library’s Website

 

Newtown Library
8–10 Brown Street Newtown NSW 2042
02 8512 4250

Newtown Library is located just off King Street, in an historic building known as the Salvation Army Citadel. Built in 1883, the building was renovated to house the library in 1995.

As well as its constantly changing collection of books, CDs and DVDs, Newtown Library offers locals:
– free wireless internet
– public access computer
– scanning, printing and photocopying facilities
– a wide collection of newspapers and magazines
– weekly rhyme and storytimes
– dedicated local history collection
Library’s Website

 

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