Due to the public holiday on Mon 27 Jan, State Library will be operating on weekend hours 10am–5pm. For more information check our full opening hours.
Information to help you plan and make the most of your visit — practical information about how to get here, and the many spaces and services available to you when you do.
Find out how to get to State Library, where to park, public transport, facilities and access for people with disabilities.
State Library's beautiful contemporary design features a variety of spaces open to all. Apart from the large open areas on levels 1 to 4 there are smaller more intimate spaces and features worth exploring.
Some of these unique spaces are available to hire for special events creating a memorable experience for all.
Part of the Mantle & Cook Group, the Library Cafe offers a range of delicious dishes for young and old that show style, taste, and vision. Using the freshest ingredients, The Library Cafe brings a unique cutting edge in flavours and style to its menus while promoting a combination of seasonal local and Australian produce.
Everything in the Library Shop has been carefully chosen for you by our knowledgeable and experienced staff who are delighted to help you find what you need.
State Library provides many services both online and onsite including collections access and borrowing, research assistance, booking meeting rooms and study spaces, printing, scanning or copying computer access and wi-fi.
As an event space, State Library sets a very high benchmark for unique venues and can cater for cocktail parties, banquets, meetings and conferences ranging from four to 300 guests. For the meeting planner, life gets even easier with the offer of assistance through our dedicated Commercial Services team.
Explore events, exhibitions and workshops at the State Library.