Sydney City Library Haymarket, Sydney

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The City of Sydney Library is a network of eight branch libraries and two 'library links', located within the City of Sydney Council administrational area.
A free public lending library service has existed in Sydney since 1877 when the New South Wales state government opened a lending branch of the State Library of New South Wales on Macquarie Street. By the end of the same year there were over one thousand registered borrowers. In 1899 the lending library moved to the second floor of the Queen Victoria Building and in 1909 control passed from State to the City of Sydney Council. In 1918 the library moved again, this time to the old concert hall of the Queen Victoria Building. This provided space for a separate children's library to open in the same year. The first branch libraries opened in 1949 which also provided book deposit stations at a number of local schools. In 1970, the City library moved to yet larger premises within the Queen Victoria Building before taking up residence on Pitt Street in 1984. High rent fees prompted it to move again in 1994 to Town Hall House. In 2005 the Town Hall branch moved to its current location at Customs House at Circular Quay.
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  • Located in Haymarket, walking distance from Central Station & UTS. It gets crowded at certain times. Staff is very friendly. Academic books vary covering different disciplines. Despite its location...  more »
  • Not enough computers but everything looking up as staff tell me that they are soon to move to Darling Harbour and this will not be an issue Lovely building which will not be lost as it will be...  more »
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  • There is NOTHING here. Don't waste your time. I saw a crazy woman yelling at the computer. This place is for Chinese people. Most of books are Chinese. Don't come unless you want to read Chinese stuff.
  • The woman who works there is so unhelpful. To scan u need a usb stick... LOL Avoid this terrible liabary

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