About the Library
The SMSA Library in the Sydney CBD is the perfect place to spend a quiet lunch hour, pay a visit after work, or to enjoy in between shopping in the city.
Stream films for free with Beamafilm
SMSA Members can now can stream films for free on Beamafilm! Watch all the latest docos and indie features using your library cards.
Gift Certificates available!
Present your friends and family a Membership Gift Certificate and share your love of SMSA.
eMagazines are available for SMSA members
eMagazines are available for SMSA members via Libby by Overdrive. Read on your PC, smartphone or tablet 24/7.
eBooks & Audiobooks — Get started today!
Read 100s of titles in SMSA's eBook & Audiobook library — any time, anywhere. It's easy! Get started today on your PC, smartphone, iPad, tablet or ereader.
Borrow books from the Tom Keneally Centre
The Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts is pleased to announce that members can now borrow books from the Tom Keneally Centre collection in addition to the main SMSA Library.
Limelight Book Reviews
Need something to read? Check out the book recommended by SMSA staff members, board, volunteers and book group members! We cover both new books and old favourites. Let us know if you want us to review anything in particular.
New Library Books — updated monthly
We are always adding new books to the Library's collection, as well as eBooks and audiobooks. See the latest additions here. New Library books become available on the second Tuesday of each month, and remain listed as 'New Books' for two months. The loan period for New Books is 2 weeks, and they may not be renewed.