Using the Library



Opening hours

Information about our regular opening and closing times and hours during holiday periods.

Getting here

How to find us, including a map and directions.

Search our collections

Access to our catalogues, indexes and electronic resources.

Finding your way around the Library

We provide access to information and collections in two reading rooms. There are also spaces designed for relaxation and independent use of the facilities.

Accessing books and other collection items

Information on how to locate books and other items from the collection items, book resources and more...

Computers and Wi-Fi

Wireless access to the Internet is available free in the State Library for clients with laptops or PDAs.


Information about the different types of membership available at the Library.

Publishing and permissions

Information on how to publish or reproduce an item from the Library's collections in a book, as merchandise, in a brochure, on a calendar, or in a film.

Getting copies & images

Information and prices for photocopying, ordering images, digital archival prints, mircoforms and publishing items.

Disability access & adaptive technology

Building access and a list of adaptive technology for use in the Library.

Contact Us

Information on how to contact us.

Cafe Trim

Visit Cafe Trim at the State Library for snacks and coffee

Venue hire

Our beautiful heritage building is a great setting for most events and a perfect setting for wedding receptions.

Transcribe our collections

Have a go at transcribing some of the Library's original materials collections with our purpose built tool.

Map geo-referencing

Use our online mapping tool to create an overlay of an old map on top of current mapping and compare the past with the present.

Quick Links

The State Library provides a free Information Request Service.

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

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