The State Library of NSW

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The State Library of NSW has something for everybody—we're talking a large selection of fun activities, learning programs, online resources and more. Their exciting holiday programs are also renowned for being ultra-engaging and interactive.

Learning At The Library

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The State Library of NSW has something for every type of learner!

School Students & Teachers
Curriculum linked learning programs and resources promoting engagement, creativity and intellectual growth for students and teachers. Onsite learning programs are temporarily unavailable.

Kids & Families
Introduce your family to the Library with our range of fun and engaging kids’ activities, including school holiday programs, and creative workshops. Onsite programs are temporarily unavailable.

Lifelong Learning Program 
An exciting range of courses, talks and workshops for learners of any age and stage of learning.

Learning at home
Find a large selection of fun activities, learning programs and online resources.

Spaces For Research & Study

State Library of NSW study spaces
There are plenty of beautiful, calming and relaxing spaces to study at the State Library of NSW. 

Come in and explore the variety of spaces throughout the library that are perfect for research or study. 

Gallery & Exhibition Spaces

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Stunning exhibition spaces and galleries await at the State Library of NSW.

Find out about the free exhibitions at the Library HERE.

Eat, Drink & Shop
Recharge in their Cafe and take a look around the Library Shop.  Open every day from 10 am to 5 pm. 

Library Activities
Did you know the Library is more than just a world-class book collection? Pop in to experience free exhibitions in the gallery spaces, or catch up on library events online.

Corner of Macquarie Street and Shakespeare Place, Sydney.

Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday - 10 am to 8 pm
Friday to Sunday (including public holidays) - 10 am to 5 pm

The Special Collections area in the Mitchell Library Reading Room is open until 6 pm Monday to Thursday, 5 pm on Friday, and is closed on Sundays.

For more information, visit the website.

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