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State Library of New South Wales, Sydney

Categories: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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4.5/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
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. See State Library of New South Wales and all Sydney has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sydney vacation trip planner.
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  • Visited recently and really enjoyed the history of the buildings and the exhibits. Lovely cafe and a great place for a spot of reading in a beautiful quite spot. 
  • The library of the complete active duty. Keep in the appearance in the South of the entrance areas aid and if it is not seen in the library. In the stately stone building party non Temple in Greece, such as massive has pretty amazing landscape. Great view from the South-facing Windows. East side of seeing a little under the influence of street trees difficult.
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  • Frequent photo exhibitions upstairs - downstairs seems to be full of university students pretending to study while actually checking each other out and/or using the free Wi-Fi - probably not fast but ...  read more »
  • When I visited the Sydney Library they had an exhibition on called "Pulp Fiction" which was all about the old magazines that used to be produce back in the early 20th century. There were plenty of examples and contributions in the spacious gallery; so amazing that is was a free exhibition!
  • Library itself is beautiful but the librarians/staff are extremely loud in the governor Marie bashir reading room. The public are constantly monitored by the security and getting a talking to for infringements such as touching the table legs with their feet! But no one ever tells the librarians to be quiet! It is a library after all. Not a bloody cafe. Also rude and unhelpful. Wifi is basically non-existent. Library tours are also noisy and disruptive.
  • Wifi sux. But beautiful place and free exhib
  • Historical places and very high ceiling! How I wish I can be there studying! I went there for canon photography exhibition, it's specious and have good atmosphere!
  • Great place to sit and 'co-work' (in silence of course) in the CBD. Free WiFi and light open space available for people to install themselves for a few hours or the whole day. toilets and lockers are also available. Obviously you then have the wealth of information that is the State Library and it's content at (virtual) arms reach.
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