Using the Library Accessing the collection When you sign up for a free Library card, you can request books and other materials to use in the Library, or use our eresources in the Library or at home. Using the Library's collections Find out how you can use the Library's collections including how to request, where to collect and return items. How to use special collections Learn how to request, collect and use original material and rare printed material from the Library's special collections. Getting copies Find out how you can order copies of material from the Library's collections. Ordering digital images and archival prints A handy guide on how to obtain digital copies of Library images and archival prints Eresources collection Access online over 300 resources including databases, ejournals and ebooks. Researching your family history Explore your family history using the Library's diverse and extensive collections and get help from the Library's specialist staff. Card catalogues and indexes Many hidden treasures abound in the card catalogues and indexes in the Mitchell Library Reading Room! Newspapers We have an extensive collection of local and international newspapers, in a range of physical and digital formats. Visiting the Reading Rooms Learn how to access the wifi, print, and book a computer or a study room. First time here? Some questions and answers we hope will help to make your journey around the website easier Wi-fi Learn how you can connect to the Library's wi-fi and how to print from your own device. Wi-fi printing The Library's printing system allows you to connect to the free State Library of NSW wi-fi and send files from your device, to any printer in the Library. Printing, copying and scanning Find out about self-service printing, scanning and copying, including wi-fi printing from laptops and mobile devices. Opening hours Opening hours for the reading rooms, galleries, cafe, Shop and other spaces around the Library. Study rooms It’s free to book a study room online, you just need a Library card. Computers for use in the Library Find out about using the Library's computers. Bags and lockers To protect the Library’s collections, some areas of the Library have bag restrictions. You may need a locker to store your bag if you are using these areas. Related content Plan your visit Everything you need to know to plan your day at the Library. Get a Library card With a Library card you can request books and other collection material to use in the Library, access eresources and book a study room. Mitchell Library Reading Room Enjoy this beautiful, light-filled space while browsing the shelves, collaborating on a group project, using the free wi-fi or quietly studying. Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room Visit the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room to find a quiet place to study, zones for learning and collaboration or to get help with your research.