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Study rooms


The State Library is now open with reduced capacity. Please read our special conditions of entry before visiting us.

study rooms are limited to 2 PEOPLE per room.


We have five study rooms available for individual study in the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room.

To ensure the health and safety of our readers, visitors and staff, and meet current public health orders, study rooms are limited to 2 people per room.

More information is available on the special conditions of entry.

It’s free to book a study room online, you just need a Library card.

You can book a study room for:

  • up to 2 hours per day
  • up to 2 weeks in advance.

using the free study rooms

  • You must comply with the Code of Conduct and special conditions of entry when booking and using the study rooms. 
  • Please consider others by leaving the room promptly when your booking has finished, as well as leaving the room neat and tidy. 

Dalangilla ngurra

  • Collection material canot be used in this study room

Lower Ground 2

  • Food and drink including bottled water are not allowed in the study rooms.
  • You can bring in a small bag if it's no larger than 30 × 35 × 30 cm when at full size. If your bag is larger than this, you will need to store the bag in a locker. Lockers are free for library card holders.

about the study rooms

Lower Ground 1

  • No collection material
Dalangilla ngurra Table and 2 chairs.

Lower Ground 2

Study Room 1 Table, 2 chairs and a whiteboard.
Study Room 2 Height-adjustable table, 2 chairs and a whiteboard.
Study Room 3 Table, 2 chairs and a whiteboard.
Study Room 4 Table, 2 chairs and a whiteboard.
  • Opening hours may vary on public holidays and during holiday periods.People working inside glass walled study rooms