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“Lovely building with grand old rooms” 4 of 5 stars
Review of State Library of New South Wales

State Library of New South Wales
Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
61 2 9273 1414
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“Lovely building with grand old rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

The State Library is a beautiful building and is packed with classical, old-library shelves packed with books of all sizes, shapes and colours. For the tourist, the attraction would be a nice quiet place to sit and relax, and the free WIFI that is available through the Library. Be aware that the Mitchell room does not allow large bags (although women's handbags are allowed?) and that storage is charged. As a place to hang out and connect with the world, the café at the Library was excellent – it is called Café Trim and is reviewed separately. The State Library is worth a visit in its own right, and is a handy resource for tourists who want to connect with home.

Visited August 2012
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Very nice building outside and nice inside as well. Near to the royal botanic garden. You have to see the library

Visited July 2012
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“Treasures of NSW”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

A wonderful place to research family history - so many treasures just waiting to be found. The library staff are fantastic, so helpful and knowledgeable

Visited October 2011
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“What a treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

Lovely 19th Cent building with modern extension and terrific study and reference section as well as exhibition galleries and a nice cafe. One of Sydney's gems.

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“Great Entranceway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Worth it to just go and look at the floor in the entranceway, plus there is usually an exhibition of some sort on and it's FREE.

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