Newsflash:

The Library is open. See frequently asked questions.

Opening hours

Opening hours listed below temporarily apply from Monday 11 October 2021. 

Reading Rooms*

Monday to Thursday

10 am to 6 pm

Friday

10 am to 5 pm

Weekends and public holidays

10 am to 5 pm

* The Mitchell Library Reading Room, including the Special Collections area, is closed while the ceiling is being repainted. It will reopen in late October, followed by the Special Collections area soon after.

Requesting of books and other printed material (excluding Special Collection material) is only available in person.  Online requesting will resume shortly.   

Print collection retrieval will only be available Monday to Friday (with reduced hours), and retrieval times are likely to take longer than usual. There will also be limits to accessing offsite material in this period.   

See all Reopening Frequently Asked Questions. 

Exhibition Galleries

Monday and Thursday

10 am to 6 pm

Friday

10 am to 5 pm
Weekends and public holidays 10 am to 5 pm

 

The Library Shop 

Monday to Friday

10 am to 5 pm

Weekends and public holidays

11 am to 5 pm

Shakespeare Room

Temporarily closed

 

Friends Room

The Friends Room is temporarily available for HSC students and other readers to use.   

We look forward to welcoming our Friends back into this space later in the year. 

Library Cafe 

Monday to Friday 10 am to 3 pm

Weekends and public holidays

10 am to 3 pm