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LOWER GROUND FLOOR, Macquarie Building
In the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room
Wind your way through our new maze-like library and get lost in the magic of books and stories.
The shelves are brimming with Australia’s best children’s books, as well as favourites from overseas authors. Get comfy in one of the cozy reading nooks and explore new worlds.
If you look up, you’ll see dozens of flying books just waiting to be written.
Things to know before you visit:
• Books are available for young readers up to 16-years-old
• Books must stay in The Children’s Library
• You don’t need a Library card to browse and read
• You can keep bags and prams with you in this space