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


Get a Library Card

With a Library card, you can request books and other collection material to use in the Library, and access an extensive range of eresources such as online journals, newspapers, magazines and ebooks.

If you are a NSW resident, you can use the eresources remotely—anywhere, anytime. 

Already a member of your public library? Register using your NSW public library card for instant access to the Library’s eresources

Become a Friend

Be part of a vibrant membership community engaging meaningfully with the activities of the Library.

Friends of the Library enjoy a wealth of benefits and special access to our renowned collections through member events, exhibitions and publications.

You can choose a membership that suits you.

Other ways to become involved

Digital volunteering

Help make our collections more accessible by participating in one of our digital projects.

Become a volunteer

Share your valuable time by bringing your rich experience, enthusiasm, and knowledge.

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