Between 10 pm Saturday, 11 July and 1 am Sunday, 12 July (AEST) access to the Manuscripts, Oral History and Pictures catalogue and the viewing of digitised items will be temporarily unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience.


The Library's reading rooms are open. Before you visit, please read Visiting the Library. 


A public library has a role as an unbiased source of information and ideas, providing free and equitable access for the community.

PDF iconAccess to information in New South Wales public libraries: Library Council of New South Wales Guideline

This guideline is framed with reference to the Library Act 1939 and the principles expressed in the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Statements on Free Access to Information and Online Content Regulation, and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom.

For more information, contact Public Library Services staff.