City of Sydney library services Covid-19 update

Temporary closures

Covid-19 update

The safety of our communities, customers and employees is our top priority.

In line with the NSW Health restrictions and stay at home order, our libraries will be closed from 5pm on Friday 25 June until further notice .

The library’s digital collections can be accessed from home and include ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines and enewspapers. You can also stream films and music and access many online resources for children.

All library programs and events have been cancelled until further notice. If you’ve booked a ticket to one of our events, we’ll be in touch with further information. Any ticket holders for paid events will be refunded.

Venues for hire will also be closed and we will contact anyone with a booking.

24/7 return chutes will be available at Green Square, Waterloo, Newtown, Ultimo, Glebe and Surry Hills libraries. The return chute at Darling Square will be available from 7am to 11pm daily. You can keep your borrowed items at home until our libraries reopen.

For more information about Covid restrictions, visit City of Sydney service changes.

We’re currently offering temporary online library memberships

Not a current library member? City of Sydney residents and ratepayers can jump online and access our temporary memberships.

You can join now without visiting a branch.

You’ll also get free access to our entire digital collection including ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines, enewspapers, and film and music steaming services.

Temporary memberships are valid until 30 June 2022.

When our libraries reopen, you’ll easily be able to upgrade to a full 3-year membership by visiting a branch. To upgrade and receive your library membership card you’ll need to provide proof of identity, including your current permanent address.

If you’re under 18 years old, your application will need to be endorsed by a parent or guardian.

View our City of Sydney boundaries to check that you’re a resident before applying.

Contact the library

If you need assistance or have any questions, contact our library team by emailing library@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au or calling 02 9265 9333.

We’ll continue to provide updates about changes to our library services.

Find out more about changes to other City services and facilities.

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