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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm into Family History, so I particularly visited that part of the Library and was delighted by how helpful the staff were. If you have a similar interest, then I would strongly encourage a visit.

Thank BernieB1945
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The library is a lovely building. We enjoyed looking at the reading room prior to looking at the free Worldpress Photography Exhibition. There were some amazing photos. Well worth the time

Thank MJGx2
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The historic architecture of this building is highly appealing and the facilities it offers to scholars and to the general public are wonderful. We were there for the exhibition of World Press Photos and were impressed by both the images and their stories and the...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I loved the State Library of N.S.W. It looked like a temple of Rome from the outside. Once inside it is even more attractive. Most of the books are in one huge room with three floors high. It was massive. It is here that the...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

I attended a workshop here for History teachers and had the pleasure of listening to Rachel speak about the wide range of resources available at the library for use by students and teachers. Not only are these resources amazing, but Rachel was so inspiring and...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

The State Library is a large 2 story sandstone building that takes up at least a block on Macquarie Street just opposite the Royal Botanic Garden. The architectural design of this building may suggest to the casual observer that this building was built all at...More

Thank retireeVancouver
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

When: Sunday March 4 2018 Why: Traveling to Sydney for business and had a free day Pros: A quiet place to stop whilst exploring the city, relax and look around. Cafe on site. Clean free bathrooms right in the middle of the city. Free entry...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

This place is a perfect microcosm for Sydney. Portions of the building are very old and harken back to a time when nation building, King, and Empire, were foremost thoughts for this colonial outpost. Portions of the building are very modern and show off new...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

This is a massive building with nice neoclassic style architecture. The vestibule is nice and has an impressive map that describes Abel Tasman's trips. The doors are very nice. They depict aboriginal scenes. It closes at 800 pm on week days. There are free tours...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

The Library is impressive inside and out. There are many exhibitions on at the same time and you are sure to find something to your taste.

Thank EJCBodrum
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DianaDelpino
30 October 2016|
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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
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