Ask a Librarian

Quick enquiries   

We can spend up to 10 minutes on each enquiry
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(02) 9273 1414

Monday to Thursday 9 am - 8 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Information requests   

We can spend up to an hour on research for each of your requests
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State Library of NSW
Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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Access to collections requests

Make an appointment to view unprocessed, restricted and supervised use collections or request access to original or rare printed materials ahead of your visit.
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Research consultations   

For complex research enquiries, we can guide you to appropriate resources and advise you on search strategies.
Research consultation

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Feedback   

If you would like to provide feedback or make a comment about our services or collections, please fill out our online feedback form.
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You can also ask for help at the Ask a Librarian desk on Lower Ground 2 of the State Reference Library Reading Room.

For details about this service, see our Ask a Librarian Service Policy [PDF 178.39KB].

Private professional researchers   

If you are doing extensive or ongoing research, you may want to employ a researcher from an organisation such as:

The Library does not accept responsibility for any aspect of their work or for any fees incurred.

Valuation Services

We do not provide a valuation service. For a list of approved valuers, visit Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.

The Library does not accept responsibility for any aspect of their work or for any fees incurred. The above link is provided as a guide only.

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Macquarie St, Sydney
NSW 2000, Australia
Tel: (02) 9273 1414

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