City of Sydney Library Service


Barcode: Label

Library Council
48 Longueville Road, Library NSW 2055
Tel 99113555
ABN 42062211625

Delivery address

Pick-up address

Additional Information

*House or Unit number





Delivery Note

Pick-up Note

Reservations to be delivered

Reservations to be picked-up



Pay Now You must agree to the terms and conditions ×

Latest Reviews

Cover Image
A decline in prophets / Sulari Gentill.
Author: Gentill, Sulari, author.
Publisher: Neutral Bay, N.S.W. : Pantera Press, 2011. -- Neutral Bay, N.S.W. : Pantera Press, 2011.
Review by: Boston66  on: 20/05/2022 11:04:33 AM
Member Rating:
Sulari Gentill has written a series of crime novels called The Rowland Sinclair Mysteries. Set in NSW during the 1930s the books revolve around the charming gentleman artist Rowland Sinclair and his equally artistic and dissident friends.
A Decline in Profits is the second in the series and mostly takes place on a luxury liner the RMS Aquitania. There are three murders and several attempted murders on board with Rowland and his friends trying to solve the mystery.
Each chapter begins with an excerpt from a press article which gives background and atmosphere to the politics and current affairs of the time. The novels are excellently researched but thoroughly entertaining with endearing characters and the author captures the era perfectly.
Highly recommended for mystery lovers.
Cover Image
The return of the king : being the third part of the Lord of the Rings / by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Author: Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973, author.
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Mariner Books, [2012]. -- ©1955
Review by: systems  on: 18/05/2022 3:34:48 PM
Member Rating:
Only tears. I read this so much faster than The Two Towers, even though they are both amazing. The beauty and the cosiness and the just “ah” feelings of the Shire and being “home.” The warm light, the fire the food. It’s the beauty of a simple happy life surrounded by love. The arrival back into the Shire was very different to the ending of the movie, and was actually very upsetting to read, but it makes the Hobbit’s love of a simple life even that more powerful.
Cover Image
Library lion / Michelle Knudsen ; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.
Author: Knudsen, Michelle, author. -- Hawkes, Kevin, illustrator.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2006. -- Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016. -- ©2006
Review by: systems  on: 18/05/2022 3:33:26 PM
Member Rating:
Awwwww literally the cutest, I love this so much. A very sweet, library-ish, picture book.
Cover Image
Lumberjanes. [1] Beware the kitten holy / written by Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis ; illustrated by Brooke Allen ; colors by Maarta Laiho ; letters by Aubrey Aiese ; created by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis & Noelle Stevenson.
Author: Stevenson, Noelle, author, creator. -- Ellis, Grace, author, creator. -- Allen, Brooke, illustrator. -- Watters, Shannon, creator.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA BOOM! Box, 2015. -- ©2015
Review by: systems  on: 18/05/2022 3:32:31 PM
Member Rating:
This was really cute and fun. I’m excited to read more because of the campsite setting, I really enjoy watching kids animated TV cartoons set in ‘summer’ camps so this perfect. Why are kids camps always supernatural, though? Haha, but it was still really cute, and there’s so many more in the series!
Cover Image
Cold Comfort Farm / Stella Gibbons ; with an introduction by Lynne Truss.
Author: Gibbons, Stella, 1902-1989, author. -- Truss, Lynne, author of introduction, etc.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006.
Review by: systems  on: 18/05/2022 3:31:13 PM
Member Rating:
Love, love, loved this book! It’s very similar to Emma by Jane Austen, but if it were more from the view of Harriet’s social standing rather than Emma’s. Definitely fits into my new favourite book genre of “a timey classic where the charming heroine reforms everyone else’s lives around her without truly giving any worry to her own love life because she feels so secure in her own life as an individual, and yet still finds beautiful and charming and sweet true love at the end anyway.”
Cover Image
The Decagon House murders / Yukito Ayatsuji ; translated by Ho-Ling Wong.
Author: Ayatsuji, Yukito, 1960-, author. -- Wong, Ho-Ling, translator.
Publisher: London : Pushkin Press, 2020. -- ©2015
Review by: systems  on: 18/05/2022 3:29:48 PM
Member Rating:
A great book for lovers of Agatha Christie, Poirot especially, but who want to diversify their reading and immerse themselves in other cultures. This book was super great as I was in a mystery/thriller reading mood and it totally delivered. This classic Japanese mystery novel is definitely not one to read at night, and I can’t believe I only understood the front cover after I finished the last line and closed the book in stunned silence.
Cover Image
The edible city : grow, cook, share / Indira Naidoo ; photography by Alan Benson.
Author: Naidoo, Indira, author. -- Benson, Alan (Photographer), photographer.
Publisher: Camberwell : Lantern, 2015. -- North Sydney, NSW Penguin Random House, 2015. -- ©2015
Review by: raj  on: 18/05/2022 1:19:52 PM
Member Rating:
Indira Naidoo writer of Edible City focuses on helping to enable and educate the community about gardening in the urban environment. This book contains easy to follow recipes and tips on how to set up your own community gardens. It also offers gardening tips and practical advice on beekeeping and worm farming.
Cover Image
The sense of an ending / Julian Barnes.
Author: Barnes, Julian, author.
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2012. -- London : Vintage, 2012. -- ©2011
Review by: Anon  on: 3/05/2022 11:35:52 AM
Member Rating:
A short but deep novel with a deceptive amount packed into its few pages. The narrator has a relatively boring life with one explosive revelation and turns out to be unreliable and seems conscious of the fact. It is largely about memory and the imperfection thereof. Its prose is easily readable but more complex than it appears. I couldnt really get to like self-obsessed Tony or overly unhelpful Veronica. Lots of great quotes. Barnes is a brilliant writer.
Cover Image
The psychology of money : timeless lessons on wealth, greed and happiness / Morgan Housel.
Author: Housel, Morgan, author.
Publisher: Hampshire, Great Britain : Harriman House, 2020. -- ©2020
Review by: Xico  on: 22/02/2022 12:43:39 PM
Member Rating:
What a simple and beautiful book! There are pearls of wisdom one after the other about financially living.
I will buy a copy for my personal library
Cover Image
The Land of Stories : a Grimm warning / Chris Colfer ; illustrated by Brandon Dorman.
Author: Colfer, Chris, 1990- -- Dorman, Brandon.
Publisher: London : Little, Brown Young Readers, 2014.
Review by: SashaT  on: 23/01/2022 8:34:46 AM
Member Rating:
Its a great book!
Data pager
Data pager
Page size:
 0 items in 1 pages

Login / Renew

Barcode or alias


Login Login

City of Sydney CIAM Login and Registration

Password Recovery Forgot your login details?