Haberfield Centre and Library

All branches remain closed to the public at this time, but Click & Collect is operational from Ashfield, Balmain, Marrickville and Leichhardt libraries.

Information on Click & Collect here

You can still download ebooks, audiobooks and magazines from our digital collection from the eLibrary.  


The Haberfield Centre and Library is a newly refurbished library and community rooms in the historic garden suburb of Haberfield. It boasts a lovely outdoor courtyard and tranquil spaces to enjoy.


78 Dalhousie Street, Haberfield

Opening hours

Monday to Wednesday: 10am to 5.30pm
Thursday:  12noon to 7.30pm
Friday: 10am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday: Closed

Book chute located on the side of the building next to the car park.

Getting to the library  

By bus

The following buses can get you to Haberfield Library (Stop ID 204544):
406: Five Dock to Hurlstone Park
437: Five Dock to City QVB

By bike 

The Cycleway Finder shows options for cycling in the area.
There is designated bicycle parking located on Dalhousie Street.

By car 

Car parking on site via Dalhousie Street.
Time limits apply.


(02) 9392 5588 

Email icon library@innerwest.nsw.gov.au


About our new library 

Collection news

Using customer borrowing data, the library’s collection has been refreshed for Haberfield's community interests. Highlights include expansion of the DVD collection, a new bilingual picture book collection in Italian and English, more Italian fiction and a new toy collection complete with robots.

Increased functionality and accessibility

The entire building is now completely accessible through the addition of ramps and a lift.

The addition of a community room has created an enclosed garden ideal for family time.

There are now more work and study spaces and WIFI is available throughout the venue, including the covered veranda and garden.

There are two multi-use community rooms (for 40 and 60 seated visitors). Each room has access to a kitchenette and A/V technology.

Two new meeting rooms for up to eight people can be booked online for group assignments, study or meetings.


There are six public computers - one with Adobe Suite- and scanning and printing facilities are available. 

Energy efficiency

The building has improved energy and water saving measures; new roof top solar panels; energy efficient air-conditioning and lighting systems; and rainwater re-use and water saving fixtures.

Heritage features

In consultation with conservation experts the upgrades are considerate to the area and buildings that line the nearby streets.

The original entrance to the historic Haberfield School of Arts has been reinstated and there is restorative treatment within the historic portion of the building such as timber flooring, plastered walls and ceilings, plaster decoration and other original/early fabric.

The WW1 Haberfield Roll of Honour has been carefully restored by an accredited conservationist and reinstated within the Library.

The project has been funded by a combination of the Sydney Motorway Corporation, a NSW Government Stronger Communities Grant, a special rate variation from former Ashfield Council, State Library of NSW funding and Council funds.