Best libraries in Sydney

Check out the top libraries in Sydney, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Surry Hills Library
1. Surry Hills Library
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35 local reviews
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Ian
The new library has won many architectural awards and is becoming a surry Hills landmark, including for…
Brendan
Really stunning library. Excellent internet access. Great part of the world.
Silvia
I'm a big fan of this library because is quite, small and lovely.
1. Surry Hills Library
1. Surry Hills Library
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35 local reviews
Ian
Ian
The new library has won many architectural awards and is becoming a surry Hills landmark, including for reading.
Brendan
Brendan
Really stunning library. Excellent internet access. Great part of the world.
Silvia
Silvia
I'm a big fan of this library because is quite, small and lovely.
2. Stanton Library
2. Stanton Library
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14 local reviews
234 Miller St, North Sydney
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+61 2 9936 8400
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Liana
I love my local library. 20 minute walk away. More DVD's than a video store! Free wifi. Internet stations and…
Chloe
A council library, beautifully situated on the edge of Civic Park. A great spot to work. Open 7 days
Jean-Claude
Excellent library and just a few minutes walk. Large kids book section, excellent for a rainy day.
2. Stanton Library
2. Stanton Library
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14 local reviews
234 Miller St, North Sydney
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+61 2 9936 8400
Liana
Liana
I love my local library. 20 minute walk away. More DVD's than a video store! Free wifi. Internet stations and computer processing…
Chloe
Chloe
A council library, beautifully situated on the edge of Civic Park. A great spot to work. Open 7 days
Jean-Claude
Jean-Claude
Excellent library and just a few minutes walk. Large kids book section, excellent for a rainy day.
3. State Library of New South Wales
3. State Library of New South Wales
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16 local reviews
Macquarie St, Sydney
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+61 2 9273 1414
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Rosemary
The State Library provides free Wifi in a really pleasant sunlit environment. There is cute onsite cafe. If…
Khalid, Felicity, Savi & Yasi
Nice old/modern library with lots of free wifi and places to sit and use the free wifi. As a bonus its really…
Susan
Beautiful library. Regularly holds free art exhibitions. Lovely small gift shop and café.
3. State Library of New South Wales
3. State Library of New South Wales
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16 local reviews
Macquarie St, Sydney
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+61 2 9273 1414
Rosemary
Rosemary
The State Library provides free Wifi in a really pleasant sunlit environment. There is cute onsite cafe. If you don't have your own laptop…
Khalid, Felicity, Savi & Yasi
Khalid, Felicity, Savi & Yasi
Nice old/modern library with lots of free wifi and places to sit and use the free wifi. As a bonus its really scenic and arty as well.
Susan
Susan
Beautiful library. Regularly holds free art exhibitions. Lovely small gift shop and café.
4. Crown Street
4. Crown Street
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59 local reviews
Crown St, Sydney
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Karen
Crown Street is a 2.3-kilometre (1.4 miles) street in the inner Sydney suburbs of Woolloomooloo, East Sydney,…
Ricky
Cafes and Restaurants/Bars also Night life public library.
Kirsteen
Heart of Crown Street - Shops, Cafes, Library, Restaurants
4. Crown Street
4. Crown Street
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59 local reviews
Crown St, Sydney
Karen
Karen
Crown Street is a 2.3-kilometre (1.4 miles) street in the inner Sydney suburbs of Woolloomooloo, East Sydney, Darlinghurst and Surry Hills,…
Ricky
Ricky
Cafes and Restaurants/Bars also Night life public library.
Kirsteen
Kirsteen
Heart of Crown Street - Shops, Cafes, Library, Restaurants
5. Woollahra Library at Double Bay
5. Woollahra Library at Double Bay
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8 local reviews
451 New South Head Rd, Double Bay
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+61 2 9391 7100
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Magali
In need of some quiet time with a book, with or without the kids, perfect beautiful library with deals and…
Craig
Fantastic modern library with a great kids book area (complete with internal spiral slide) and work spaces for…
Irina
Drop in to Woollahra Library at Double Bay and explore our collection or enjoy our spaces and WIFI.
5. Woollahra Library at Double Bay
5. Woollahra Library at Double Bay
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8 local reviews
451 New South Head Rd, Double Bay
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+61 2 9391 7100
Magali
Magali
In need of some quiet time with a book, with or without the kids, perfect beautiful library with deals and view on the water, The kids area…
Craig
Craig
Fantastic modern library with a great kids book area (complete with internal spiral slide) and work spaces for adults.
Irina
Irina
Drop in to Woollahra Library at Double Bay and explore our collection or enjoy our spaces and WIFI.
6. Westfield Warringah Mall
6. Westfield Warringah Mall
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143 local reviews
Old Pittwater Rd, Brookvale
Open · Closes 5:30 PM
+61 2 9905 0633
Shopping mallPoint of interestEstablishment
Romano
Everything you need is here. Food, groceries,transport a variety of cloths and gift shops also a cinema and a…
Emily
Shopping centre with everything- shopping, movies, library, supermarkets, department stores etc
Nicole
Recently renovated with an abundance of new stores, cafes and even a library and cinema.
6. Westfield Warringah Mall
6. Westfield Warringah Mall
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143 local reviews
Old Pittwater Rd, Brookvale
Open · Closes 5:30 PM
+61 2 9905 0633
Romano
Romano
Everything you need is here. Food, groceries,transport a variety of cloths and gift shops also a cinema and a library.
Emily
Emily
Shopping centre with everything- shopping, movies, library, supermarkets, department stores etc
Nicole
Nicole
Recently renovated with an abundance of new stores, cafes and even a library and cinema.
7. Empire Hotel
7. Empire Hotel
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3 local reviews
32 Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point
Open · Closes 4:00 AM
+61 2 8354 1111
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Jared SSP
Smart pub food and high tea in a stately venue with 3 old-timey dining areas, including a library.
7. Empire Hotel
7. Empire Hotel
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3 local reviews
32 Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point
Open · Closes 4:00 AM
+61 2 8354 1111
Jared SSP
Jared SSP
Smart pub food and high tea in a stately venue with 3 old-timey dining areas, including a library.
8. Redleaf Cafe
8. Redleaf Cafe
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82 local reviews
536 New South Head Rd, Double Bay
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
+61 2 9327 8813
CafePoint of interestFood
Linda
Great inner harbour beach, you have to access this via the local library or council and head down the stairs…
Peter
What an amazing place to spend the morning working outdoors. Cant recommend the coffee but I can recommend the…
Eva
Beautiful harbour beach, library and cafe
8. Redleaf Cafe
8. Redleaf Cafe
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82 local reviews
536 New South Head Rd, Double Bay
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
+61 2 9327 8813
Linda
Linda
Great inner harbour beach, you have to access this via the local library or council and head down the stairs towards the harbour. The cafe…
Peter
Peter
What an amazing place to spend the morning working outdoors. Cant recommend the coffee but I can recommend the space. And the Council…
Eva
Eva
Beautiful harbour beach, library and cafe
9. Balmain Library
9. Balmain Library
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4 local reviews
370 Darling St, Balmain
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+61 2 9392 5938
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Ken
Balmain Library is one kid friendly library with a dedicated kids and teenagers corner with bean bags, toys…
Christine
Excellent, not so little, local library.
9. Balmain Library
9. Balmain Library
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4 local reviews
370 Darling St, Balmain
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+61 2 9392 5938
Ken
Ken
Balmain Library is one kid friendly library with a dedicated kids and teenagers corner with bean bags, toys and other fun activities for the…
Christine
Christine
Excellent, not so little, local library.
10. The Concourse
10. The Concourse
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10 local reviews
409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+61 2 8075 8100
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Florida
Willoughby Council Cultural Centre with Library and the Art Centre
Irene
Library, theatre, concerts, dining, art expos
10. The Concourse
10. The Concourse
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10 local reviews
409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+61 2 8075 8100
Florida
Florida
Willoughby Council Cultural Centre with Library and the Art Centre
Irene
Irene
Library, theatre, concerts, dining, art expos
11. The University of Sydney
11. The University of Sydney
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116 local reviews
The University of Sydney, Camperdown
+61 2 9351 2222
UniversityPoint of interestEstablishment
Johnny
The first and oldest university in Sydney with many of cathedral and sandstone building, oval and parkland…
Kim
Great libraries, some nice cafes and ATM facilities.
11. The University of Sydney
11. The University of Sydney
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116 local reviews
The University of Sydney, Camperdown
+61 2 9351 2222
Johnny
Johnny
The first and oldest university in Sydney with many of cathedral and sandstone building, oval and parkland Great places to visit and enjoy…
Kim
Kim
Great libraries, some nice cafes and ATM facilities.
12. Kings Cross Library
12. Kings Cross Library
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6 local reviews
50-52 Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+61 2 9246 4530
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Ollie
Kings Cross Library has a long local history. It was established in 1959 and opened on its current site in…
Louisa
Local library - nice space with books and wifi
12. Kings Cross Library
12. Kings Cross Library
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6 local reviews
50-52 Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+61 2 9246 4530
Ollie
Ollie
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…
Louisa
Louisa
Local library - nice space with books and wifi