The Library is open. See frequently asked questions.

State Library of NSW — reopening FAQs

The State Library, including its two main reading rooms, are now open with limited services and reduced capacity (see question 2).

The Library is complying strictly with the Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order 2021 which requires all staff and visitors (over 16 years of age) to be fully vaccinated, to check in using the Service NSW app, and to wear a face mask at all times. Vaccination records will be checked on entry.

The 1 person per 4 sqm rule applies in all public and staff areas. Please see special conditions of entry here.

The Library's temporary opening hours are:

  • Monday to Thursday, 10 am to 6 pm
  • Friday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

The Map Rooms and western galleries are open. The eastern galleries are temporarily closed and will reopen with a new exhibition on 13 November (see question 7).

The Library Cafe is open every day from 10 am to 3 pm.

The Library Shop is open from 10 am to 5 pm weekdays, 11 am to 5 pm on weekends.

Further updates about the operations of the Library will be published here and on our social media channels.