If you love books and reading, enjoy hearing talks and lectures or taking part in social activities and special events with other members — Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts (SMSA) is the place for you!
When you join SMSA, you are joining an organisation that has been serving the community in Sydney since 1833. Our Library is the longest-running lending library in Australia, with a large and unique fiction collection including resources in the Tom Keneally Centre.
We value lifelong learning, offering a diverse program of talks, screenings and special events covering all sorts of interesting topics.
A peaceful space in the heart of the CBD in which to wander, read, learn or connect with friends, and with a wide range of online resources, SMSA welcomes new members from Sydney and beyond.