University, college and TAFE - students and academics

We offer a range of resources, facilities and programs for students and academics.

Research orientation program

Research orientation program

This free program includes:

  • an orientation tour
  • introduction to our catalogues
  • introduction to our eresources
  • advice on research strategies to use.

We can tailor the program to cover a specific subject or topic. The program usually lasts around an hour. 

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Research consultations

We offer a free research consultation service. This will guide you to appropriate resources and provide advice on search strategies to use.

Complete the online form and ask for a research consultation.

Searching our collections

Sign up for a Library card

To use all our collections and services you will need a Library card.

A Blue Library card lets you use our eresources and most of our collections.

You will need a Special Collections Library card to use items such as manuscripts, pictures and rare books. See our Special Collections guidelines [PDF 27.67KB] for details about how to request and use these items.

Sign up for a free Library card.


We offer a wide range of talks. The Out of the Vaults series showcases highlights from our collections while our Scholarly Musings talks reveal research undertaken at the Library. Check our Events page for upcoming talks.

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The State Library provides a free Information Request Service.

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

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