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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 today 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 3 days 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 days 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 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the State Library and was extremely impressed. With the circular area with modern facilities......it is definitely a place to study. Students reading, learning, relaxing and playing chess.... a great combination! With Ned Kelly Exhibition on show amongst the other exhibitions.....it is definitely a place...More

Thank debsmillen66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had a walk through. Wow. The main room is spectacular. It was like being in a movie. There are little displays adjoining other rooms but I just was interested in the main library

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Check the SLNSW website for a behind-the-scenes tumour.. Great small group tour during which you can become intimate with the stories so early European settlement of SYD and even to the details of what is carves on those doors? And why? And pleas explain the...More

Thank laura c
Reviewed 21 May 2017

A great library, so much interesting information and so many interesting resources here. I just wish I was back in high school or undergrad again so that I could have the time to visit this beauty more frequently.

Thank Maz R
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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Hello, good morning My name is Diana Shmatok and I am Ukrainian. Me and my husband Yarim Delpino, italian nationality just arrived to Sydney and we have found the State Library of New South Wales which is just incredible and we'd be more than happy to become a members of your library; having the possibility to study and improve. We have a student visa and we'll be staying in Australia till 7 of May. What possibilities do we have as a Students?! We hope to hear from you some good news shortly. Kindly, Diana and Yarim Delpinos
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