The Library's reading rooms are open. Before you visit, please read Visiting the Library.
Enjoy a free one-hour volunteer-led Heritage tour of the Library.
During the tour you will:
- discover the architectural features of both the historic Mitchell Library and the Macquarie Street building;
- learn about the decorative stonework, stained glass windows and the magnificent bronze doors of the Mitchell Library;
- explore the marble mosaic reproduction of the Tasman Map in the Mitchell Library vestibule and the beautiful Tudor style Shakespeare Room.
Individuals and small groups
When: Monday to Friday at 10.30 am (excluding public holidays)
Where: Meet the tour guide in the Macquarie Street foyer
Bookings: Not required for small groups (under 10 participants)
Large groups (10 or more people)
To arrange a tour for large groups (10 or more people) please fill out the Enquiry for group tours form
We will confirm by email if your preferred time and date is available.
To ensure we can accommodate your request, please book at least 14 days in advance.