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Online programs

Join a workshop or keep the kids entertained with our popular rhymetime and storytime videos available to watch at home anytime.

Guest authors, artists and experts

Lunchtime Conversations

Lunchtime conversation: Teaching kids good money habits

Lunchtime conversation: Teaching kids good money habits

Join author Amy Koit to find out how you can improve your children’s financial literacy
6 Oct 2020
Lunchtime conversation: Dog behaviour with Laura Vissaritis

Lunchtime conversation: Dog behaviour with Laura Vissaritis

Join author and expert dog behaviourist Laura Vissaritis online to find out how dogs really do make us better people
19 Oct 2020

Art and maker classes online

From drawing techniques to origami lampshades, learn new creative skills with this free series of step-by-step videos presented by experienced artists and makers. All videos have Auslan interpreting and closed captions and the projects are designed for complete beginners ages 15 years and over.

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Online workshops and events

Microflix Festival online

Microflix Festival online

Enjoy live panel discussions, film screenings, the awards and a filmmaking workshop over 3 days
29 Oct 2020
Adobe Photoshop online workshop: Laser cut designs

Adobe Photoshop online workshop: Laser cut designs

Create your own laser cut artwork or design in this 2-hour interactive workshop for ages 16 and over.
27 Oct 2020
Adobe Photoshop online workshop: Laser cut stamp design

Adobe Photoshop online workshop: Laser cut stamp design

Create your own laser cut stamp in this 2-hour interactive workshop for ages 16 and over
10 Nov 2020
City of Sydney Library Online Book Club

City of Sydney Library Online Book Club

Join us online each month to talk books and connect with other readers
29 Oct 2020
City of Sydney Library Online Movie Club 

City of Sydney Library Online Movie Club 

Join us monthly to discuss a selected film available for library members to stream for free anytime on Beamafilm
29 Sep 2020
Adobe Photoshop online classes

Adobe Photoshop online classes

Master photo editing skills with classes for beginners to more experienced users
29 Sep 2020
Adobe Lightroom Classic online classes

Adobe Lightroom Classic online classes

Learn how to edit, organise and share photo collections with classes for beginners to more experienced users
19 Oct 2020
Adobe XD online classes

Adobe XD online classes

Explore tools to create prototypes for websites and mobile apps with classes for beginners to more experienced users
12 Oct 2020

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Storytime and rhymetime

Our 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 enjoy from home.

Service and event updates

To protect our visitors and employees and safely manage physical distancing and hygiene requirements, we’re gradually transitioning to re-opening our library branches and services.

Borrowing is now available for members through a reserve and collect service and our free self-service computers at some branches are available to book.

No other in-branch services are available as part of the reserve and collect service or pre-booked computer sessions. Our other branches and links remain closed at this time.

Our library team are working as quickly as possible to adapt and re-open other library services safely. Please explore our library programs now available online below .

Find out more about changes to our library services including helpful information about membership, borrowing and contacting the library.

See how the City is responding to coronavirus including service and facility updates.

Other library news and updates

City of Sydney Library services now available
Community & causes

City of Sydney Library services now available

While we work towards the opening of our library branches in a safe way, we’re pleased to provide our members with this new service.

Great films library members can stream free
Theatre, dance & film

Great films library members can stream free

From award-winning documentaries to all-time classics and feel-good movies, here are our librarians picks to enjoy from home.

Our librarians suggestions for what to read at home
Children & family

Our librarians suggestions for what to read at home

From the latest Miles Franklin winner to advice on tackling life’s challenges, here are a few titles to add to your reading list.