By Public Transport
The closest train stations are Martin Place (200 metres) and St James (450 metres). Ferries arrive into Circular Quay which is only a short walk away. The Sydney Explorer bus stops outside the Library on Macquarie Street.
The nearest parking station is Sydney Hospital, located on Hospital Road.
Plan your trop at TransportNSW.info
Support The Library
Your individual support is greatly needed to help us acquire, preserve and share digitally our unique collections, to host engaging exhibitions and events and to offer inspiring education programs.
Join an annual giving program to support our collections. Custodian patrons help safeguard our collections for future generations.
Simple, painless registration process!
Comment on stories and articles and share your thoughts and discoveries with others.
A great way to give the Library your feedback on our stories, exhibitions and materials and be part of our thriving community.
Get a Library card
A Library card allows you to request books and other collection material, access eResources or book a study room.
You can also use the eResources remotely-anywhere, anytime-but you need to be a NSW resident.
If you have a NSW public library card, register your card for instant access to the Library's resources.
Looking For Something In Particular?
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Learning At The Library
Enjoy a wide range of learning programs and resources which promote engagement, creativity and intellectual growth. Curriculum linked resources for students and teachers available on site, on line and on tour around NSW.
Discover an exciting range of courses, talks and workshops designed for learners of any age and stage of learning.
Get ready for some holiday fun at the State Library. Join us for creative workshops, take a tour of the magical Mitchell building or watch a free movie on the big screen. Don't miss out on our exciting holiday programs - there's something for everyone!