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Bags and lockers

To protect the Library’s collections, some areas of the Library have bag restrictions. You may need a locker to store your bag if you are using these areas. 

Bags

You can bring your bag into most areas of the Library, including the Mitchell Library Reading Room and The Verandah area of the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room.

To protect the Library’s collections, some areas of the Library have bag restrictions. You may need a locker to store your bag if you are using these areas. 

See the Reader and Visitor Code of Conduct for more information.

Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room (Macquarie Street building)

Bags smaller than 30 cm × 35 cm × 30 cm can be brought into the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room. You will need to hire a locker if your bag is larger than this when at full size.

You may be able to bring in your laptop bag if it’s larger than 30 cm × 35 cm × 30 cm. Security staff will need to approve the bag. See staff at the reading room entrance.

Special Collections area (Mitchell Library Reading Room)

You are not able to bring any bags into the Special Collections area. You will need to put all bags in a locker to use the Special Collections area.


Lockers

  • Located in the Mitchell Library building on ground floor and in the Macquarie Street building on floor LG1.

  • Locker dimensions are 40 cm x 50 cm x 40 cm.

    • Lockers are not large enough to accommodate most suitcases and luggage.

  • Overnight storage is not available.

  • You can open your locker as often as you need to without charge.

Prices

  • Library card holders: Free

  • Other visitors: $1 per 4 hours

How to use a locker?yellowbox qr code

To use a locker, download the yellowbox app. The process only takes 2 minutes to set up.

If you don’t have a phone, you can use the self-serve computer in the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room (Macquarie Street building). Library staff can assist you.

To use a locker for free:

  1. Download the yellowbox app. The process only takes 2 minutes to set up.
  2. Link your Library card to your yellowbox account by selecting ‘Free access with library card’
  3. Select a State Library of NSW location and choose a locker bay.