The Library is open over the October long weekend, with reduced hours on Monday 2 October 2023. View the long weekend opening hours here.

Venue hire

The State Library of NSW is home to many spectacular venue hire spaces available for your next event. The grand elegance of the historic Mitchell building, coupled with the modern versatility of the Macquarie building, makes the Library a charming and unique setting to host a variety of events. The Library provides a full suite of services, including catering, security and event staff.

COVID-19 Update (last updated February 2022)
The venue hire team is here to help plan your next meeting or event in accordance with the current NSW Health Orders. We can help facilitate hybrid onsite and remote meetings or events. The Library and venue hire team have protective measures in place to ensure the health and safety of everyone who comes through our doors. Please email us at to discuss your next event.

Venue enquiry

Submit an online enquiry to hear back from our venue hire team.


Our venues are complemented by fresh, local, seasonal produce and innovative menus provided by Laissez Faire Catering.