Visiting the Library during HSC time

The HSC period is always a challenging time for Year 12 students  — this year especially so with disruptions due to COVID-19. At the State Library we know students appreciate space to study away from home, and we are doing everything we can to make extra seating available inside and outside our two main reading rooms, while maintaining safe physical distancing. 

Additional seating will be available in the following areas as required:

  • Mitchell Building (ground floor): Gallery Room, Dixson Room, Friends Room and the Circulation Gallery 
  • Mitchell Building (level 1): Circulation Gallery 
  • Macquarie Building (ground floor): Macquarie Room 
  • Macquarie Building (lower ground floor): Glasshouse and the area outside the Glasshouse 

Please see our Visitor Services Officers stationed near the entrances to both buildings if you can’t find a seat or need directions.

We are expecting the Library to be particularly busy over the weekends of 10/11, 17/18 and 24/25 October.  If possible, we encourage you to come to the Library Monday to Friday during these three weeks.