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State Library of New South Wales

Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9273 1414
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Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9273 1414
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Housed in an exquisite heritage building the State Library is a true treasure for the city, the state and the nation. Its collections and services are brilliant and staff incredibly helpful. You need to look at what they offer online too!

Thank leylyndall
Reviewed 2 days ago

Currently undergoing renovations, this was still worth having a poke around. It was jam-packed with people like I've never seen any other Australian state library. The Shakespeare Street entrance is enough to leave you breathless, but walking through the underground corridor to the Macquarie Street...More

Thank Biannca C
Reviewed 5 days ago

I often visit the Mitchell Library for some quiet study. It's a beautiful room, make sure you don't miss it out when visiting.

Thank MedhaviG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just popped in to check out the place, and noticed it had a free guided tour (there is one per day). Very interesting. The guide gave historical information and pointed out things I wouldn't have observed on my own eg the statues outside the...More

Thank 22Senior_travels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see the Photographic exhibition but was also impressed by the architecture and beautiful stained glass windows of the Library itself. Worth a visit. The library is about to be extended to include a new wing available to book for events. Would be a...More

Thank Massagesue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful building I took time this time to visit the library itself and the exhibitions and gift shop. All free only complaint I would have is the air conditioner couldn't of been cooler it seemed extremely stuffy inside.

Thank TasmaniaLovesydney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

State Library of New South Wales is located across the street from the botanical garden and very close to other popular attractions. It is the oldest library in Australia with World Class Library with Lovely Architecture. The library building is remarkable and beautiful and encompasses...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended the World Press Photo Exhibition: only one word can describe it.....magnificent! The exhibition was well presented, but disturbing in parts, but very truthful at the same time. The photo journalists really know their work. A picture really does say a thousand words. Time...More

Thank oziwarren
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Library is always worth a visit. Their exhibitions are fantastic. This one is of superb quality. Moving, fantastic, tragic and overwhelming - amazing collection, beyond description. Go, ..... see for yourself. Just incredible.

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We did the free tour and saw a beautiful building and learned a bit a history. Were lucky enough to also see world photo contest exhibit as well

Thank MKP2
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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30 October 2016|
Response from SLNSW | Property representative |
Dear Diana and Yarim, Thank you! We are happy to hear that you are enjoying the Library. You are welcome to sign up for a library card. You can do that online or on one of the PCs in the Library. This only takes a few... More