State Library of New South Wales, Sydney

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Built in 1826, State Library of New South Wales is the oldest library in Australia. Check out the well-organized exhibits and join a guided tour of the building to soak up Australian history and culture. This is a perfect place for book loves to touch the pages and rifle through the shelves. Take a break in the cafe or bookshop. Make State Library of New South Wales a centerpiece of your Sydney vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Sydney itinerary website .
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 righ...  more »
  • 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. ...  more »
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  • Great place if you're trying to get a study session before an exam or wanting a quiet place to complete a few a assessments. Whatever book you need this place has The librarian are there to help you out and there are some computers if you need to use them. It's also free to have a membership with this library
  • Really nice and quiet library. Good WiFi and open until 8pm Monday to Thursday (closes sooner on other days I think)
  • Quiet, friendly staff, free and good WiFi and free computer use for up to one hour, ideal when travelling for making some bookings or transfer some files.
  • Excellent wifi connection, nice little cafe and a popular uni study area. As this is a research library, you can only loan books within the library. :)
  • So many hours spent here over the years, studying. Helpful staff. Great for research and study purposes.
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