Every year thousands of students spend hours and hours holed up and hibernating in libraries across NSW studying for their HSC. Whilst libraries are a fantastic place for students to study, we are all probably aware some are better than others!

Serious hard-core study requires the right environment – you want to avoid the crowds, the noisy kids running around, find a comfy lounge and be free from distractions just to name a few requirements – essentially you need to choose the right location and the right library for study success!

Check out our review of the NSW State library below to see if this is the best fit for your study success!

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Library details

DetailsInformation
LocationMacquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000
Contact Nb.9273 1414
Websitewww.sl.nsw.gov.au/

Library Opening Hours

DayOpening Times
Monday-Thursday9am-8pm
Friday9am-5pm
Saturday10am-5pm
Sunday10am-5pm

Library Review

FeatureReview
Facilities?*Study rooms
*Free Wifi
Specific services for HSC students?None
Pros?
*The most quiet library you will come across...you can hear a pin drop
*Large spaces and you will get a seat
*Cafe inside and food very neat
*Study rooms are very cool
*Mitchell library is down the hall if you are after a beautiful and picturesque Harry potter/ Hogwarts library atmosphere
Cons?*Short hours
*Not as accessible being in the city for many students
Best place in the library to study?*Bottom level in the Mitchell library study rooms at the end
Overall rating?7/10

Our top tip: If you are after a library that makes you feel as if you are part of Hogwarts then the NSW State Library is the place to be! An excellent library if you are after a study space that is a silent vacuum, but can be an effort to get to.