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The State Library is located at Macquarie Street in Sydney. There are two connected buildings: the Mitchell Library (the Mitchell) and the Macquarie Street building (the Macquarie building). There is a wheelchair accessible ramp, tactile tiles and an automatic door at the entrance to the Macquarie building. The Mitchell is wheelchair accessible from within the Macquarie building.
Martin Place Station is 200 metres from the Library and wheelchair accessible. From the station, proceed along Macquarie Street to the ramp into the Macquarie building which is located at the intersection of Hunter Street.
There are bus stops in Elizabeth Street near Martin Place (240 metres away) and Castlereagh Street near Martin Place (350 metres away). The closest bus stop is on Macquarie Street, 10 metres from the Library, near Hunter Street. However, it is only serviced by Route 200 — which travels between Chatswood and Bondi Junction — on weekdays in peak hours.
For more information, please visit Sydney Bus Accessibility Information.
The nearest ferry terminal is at Circular Quay, approximately 750 metres from the Library. Buses can be taken from Circular Quay to Elizabeth or Castlereagh streets.
For more information, please visit Accessible Ferry Travel.
As the Library has a limited number of accessible parking spaces in its underground car park, with access via Hospital Road, it is recommended that you contact us before your visit. Accessible car spaces for the public are located at:
- Shakespeare Place at the corner of Macquarie Street and the Cahill Expressway (four spaces)
- 155 Macquarie Street near the Bent Street intersection (two spaces, 120 metres from the Library)
- Macquarie Street near the Reserve Bank building just beyond Martin Place station (two spaces, 230 metres from the Library)
- At the Sydney Eye Hospital Car Park in Hospital Road (200 metres from the Library)
Please note that the Library does not have a set down point.
The nearest taxi drop-off point is located on Macquarie Street 140 metres from the Library towards Martin Place station. The nearest taxi rank is in Phillip Street adjacent to the Sofitel Wentworth Hotel (200 metres from the Library).