Backstage pass

Inside the Library
On Site

Head into the underground stacks with our curators and explore the Library’s vast book, manuscript and picture collections.

Event Information

18 July 2024, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
General Admission:  
1 Shakespeare Place

1 Shakespeare Place
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 9273 1414

A woman stands in front of a group of people, all gathered around and viewing a large old book.


Unseen beneath the Library’s Macquarie Street building are five levels of storage with over 80 kilometres of shelving. This curator-led tour takes you into the heart of the Library to look at rare gems and the inner workings of one of Australia’s major cultural institutions.

Please note: This tour is suitable for ages 12 and over. It involves a significant amount of walking so may not be appropriate for attendees with mobility issues.

These tours will depart promptly at the start times listed. Latecomers will not be admitted. Please contact with any further questions.

This tour will meet in the Mitchell Building foyer (Ground Floor).