Stacks of Danger: State Library NSW tour

Inside the Library
On Site

A thrilling and shocking treasure hunt awaits. Curators Sarah Morley & Margot Riley will be your guides.

Event Information

21 August 2024, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Additional dates
22 August 2024, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
28 August 2024, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
29 August 2024, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
General Admission:  
Macquarie St Building foyer

1 Shakespeare Place
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 9273 1414

Sydney bohemian author Dulcie Deamer in her Kings Cross flat


A thrilling and shocking treasure hunt awaits as you explore the State Library’s collections… underground and after dark. Discover unexpected works by radical artists, academics, authors, cultural critics, political and social thought leaders who have provoked public reaction, sparked controversy and started conversations that have lasted for centuries. It’s all in the stacks…

This tour has been crafted by the curators at SLNSW especially for Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2024.

Why not make a booking now at the Library Bar for after the tour?  


  • Duration: 1.5hrs 
  • Restricted to ages 18+ 
  • Please allow extra time for your arrival as tours will leave exactly on time. Latecomers will not be admitted. 
  • Please meet in the Macquarie Street Building foyer, State Library of NSW
  • This session has restricted access for those will mobility needs and is not possible for wheelchair users.