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Talks, workshops, exhibitions and so much more

Take a computer course, join a readers’ group or keep the kids entertained at one of our library branches.

Service and event updates

To protect visitors and our 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 Customs House and Green Square libraries are available to book.

No other in-branch services are available at Customs House and Green Square libraries 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.

Enjoy from home

Online workshops and events

Adobe Photoshop online classes

Adobe Photoshop online classes

Master photo editing skills with classes for beginners to more experienced users
17 Jul 2020
Adobe InDesign online classes

Adobe InDesign online classes

Master desktop publishing skills with classes for beginners to more experienced users
21 Jul 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.

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.