COVID Safety 

View the full State Library of NSW COVID-19 Safety Plan. Help us have a COVID Safe Festival by reading and following our Sydney Writers’ Festival COVID-19 measures.

Travelling to the State Library of NSW

The State Library is situated between the Royal Botanic Gardens and Parliament House on Macquarie Street. The main entrance to the Library is via the Macquarie Street Wing.

By train

The closest train stations are Martin Place and St James. Circular Quay is only a short walk away.

By bus

The Sydney Explorer bus stops outside the Library on Macquarie Street.

For timetables, trip planning and other public transport service information call the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or visit

Venue Map