Due to essential maintenance, access to some online services including eresources and the viewing of digitised items will be temporarily unavailable between 8 pm and 10.30 pm AEDT on Wednesday, 19 February 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The State Library of NSW offers a range of accessible facilities and inclusive services.
Should you require any assistance in relation to access of these services, please contact our Client Services Officer on 9273 1770 or via email:
In the Macquarie Street building, there is a hearing loop in the Metcalfe Auditorium, one-to-one hearing assistance at the Family History and LG1 service desks, and a hearing system in the Glasshouse Learning Space.
In the Mitchell building there is a hearing loop in our Dixson Room.
The State Library of New South Wales is a proud affiliate of the Companion Card program. For any ticketed events, an extra ticket is issued at no cost for people who require the assistance of a companion or carer . If you have a Companion Card please let our Events staff know when booking tickets so that a second ticket can be arranged.
The Library can provide wheelchairs to assist visitors to move around the Library. Please see staff at the Information Desk in the foyer.
All of our venue spaces accommodate for wheelchair access.
Should you require an AUSLAN interpreting service at an event, please contact our event staff who can arrange this for you: 02 9273 1770 or via email: .
A minimum notice period of 2 weeks is required for this service to be arranged.
The State Library of NSW utilises an onsite captioning service at our major award ceremony events. This service is currently available at our Premier’s Literary Awards and our Premier’s History Awards.