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The impressive State Library of NSW contains more than two million books including historical treasures such as the logbooks of Captain Bligh and Captain Cook’s original journals.


Our address

Address:
Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW
Train Martin Place Bus 200
Telephone (02) 9273 1414
Website www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Admission free
    Open Mon–Thu 9am–8pm, Fri 9am–5pm, Sat–Sun 10am–5pm

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  • Vasso, 19 Jul 2019


    Found the biggest and tiniest books!! 📚 😀

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  • Davin, 27 Dec 2016


    It is opened for public but remember to be absolute quiet. Shh...

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  • J, 06 Sep 2016


    Quiet place for study with wifi

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  • Kerry, 28 May 2016


    Great annual world press exhibition

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  • Cinderina, 13 Aug 2015


    Borrow books for assignment

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  • Peter, 28 Jun 2015


    Reading room is a welcome place to work.

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  • Elliot, 31 May 2015


    Lots of events (that are usually free) to see.

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  • Sam, 15 Feb 2015


    Love to come here for a quiet read.

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  • Jackson, 21 Jan 2015


    Beautiful architecture and lots of books, it is the library

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  • Sophia, 04 Jan 2015


    The cafe has gluten free sandwiches!

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  • Nico, 15 Oct 2014


    Increible esta biblioteca

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  • Urun, 13 Aug 2014


    Very well designed and beautiful.

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  • Kittiphong, 15 Apr 2014


    For thai สำหรับชาวไทยที่รักการ selfie

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  • Matt, 03 Mar 2014


    I recommend the down stairs quiet tables to study. Free WiFi and power too.

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  • Rei, 27 Feb 2014


    Need more plugs in the open area.

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  • Uunee, 01 Feb 2014


    Great place to study

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  • Tracey, 27 Oct 2013


    Check out the wanted poster for ned kelly in the amaze gallery. There are also some minature books they look pretty special.

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  • Security, 05 Oct 2013


    CHECK : at busy times The savoury snack you order may not be what is delivered to your table

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  • Pet, 13 Sep 2013


    Don't miss the quirky historic exhibits in the Curios section - and take a look through the window into the beautiful reading room while you're there.

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  • Jonathon, 11 Sep 2013


    A nice quiet here place to come study, read a book or just to relax

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  • Chris, 30 Jul 2013


    Trim: first cat to ever circumnavigate Australia.

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  • Paul, 13 Jul 2013


    Great site, take a look at the main hall from one of the many windows... And free

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  • Steve, 15 Jul 2012


    Avoid the cafe. Stick to the books and art

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  • Peter, 30 Jun 2012


    The Mitchell Wing is beautiful.

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  • Carolle, 27 Apr 2012


    ...just visit it - always worthwhile

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  • Cheol-min, 01 Feb 2012


    Free wifi available

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  • ELS Universal English College, 24 Nov 2011


    Free wireless is available in the Mitchell Library Reading Room, the State Reference Library (SRL) Reading Room and in the areas on Lower Ground 1 outside the SRL Reading Room. Open 7 days.

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  • Courtney, 22 Sep 2011


    Refurbished and new as of September 2011, this is a great study space with free wifi. Lockers are $1 for four hours. Only downside is when it's HSC time and it's all a-chatter!

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  • Miss, 16 Jul 2011


    Clean toilets are a plus!

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