This library looks amazing!! Comfy chairs, modern look and quiet inside despite the havoc on Crown St. I love coming here to do some work, and the free wi-fi is a plus. For my needs (accounting), collection of books isn't that good though (Sydney Uni libraries are better). Overall, a great community library and good addition to Surry Hills.
The impressive Surry Hills Library and Community Centre was designed by architects Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and it's a stunning space. Filled with books, of course (there's a large collection of fashion and design titles), as well as sofas, chairs and tables by the front windows to work or read while sipping on a coffee and using the free wifi. Rooms upstairs are available to hire for functions/fitness classes, etc.