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We're open Wednesday 26 January 2022, with changes to some services and opening hours ›

The Library Bar

Now open

This summer, enjoy more of the much-loved State Library than ever before with the launch of its rooftop bar.

Nestled atop the Library’s historic Mitchell building, The Library Bar offers a unique experience in the heart of Sydney.  

This exciting new venue is part of the Library's grand plan to turn the iconic public institution inside out and create amazing spaces for Sydneysiders and visitors.

Head to the observation deck for stunning views of the Harbour and across the Domain. Enjoy open-air sunset cocktails with friends, or find a cosy spot indoors and soak up the warm and friendly atmosphere.  

The carefully curated menu aims to showcase the best produce NSW has to offer.

Wednesday to Saturday, 4 pm – 10 pm, for cocktails, wine and grazing.  No bookings required. 

Please note: We are currently operating with a reduced number of staff due to COVID-19. For this reason, you may be asked to wait a short time before entering the bar. 

We appreciate your understanding and support during these challenging times.

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