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The SAG Library will be open: Tuesdays, Thursdays and the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month (with the exception of public holidays) from 10.00am – 3.30pm.

All staff, volunteers and visitors will be required to have had at least two vaccinations (unless medically exempt) and will be asked to present vaccination proof (or show valid proof of medical exemption). In addition, face masks are required to be worn whilst in the library.

The health, safety and well-being of our wonderful volunteers and our staff remain our priority. Please bear in mind that our library service may look a little different during this time. SAG will be following all NSW Public Health Orders as well as additional conditions of entry to the library.

Any changes to opening hours, conditions of entry or other visiting requirements will be added to this page. Please note that the kitchenette is only open to staff and volunteers at this time. 

By visiting the library, you agree to the entry requirements below. Bookings are no longer necessary.

Conditions of Entry:

  • Face masks are required to be worn over the nose and mouth by anyone entering the library (unless medically exempt – if so, proof will be required).  
  • All staff, volunteers and visitors (aged 16 and over) will be required to have had at least two vaccinations (unless medically exempt) before they can visit the Library. All staff, volunteers and visitors will be asked to present vaccination proof (or show valid proof of medical exemption).
  • Agree to abide by all current NSW Health Public Health Orders in addition to the library requirements.
  • On entry to the library, you are required to check in with staff at library reception.
  • Only staff and volunteers will be permitted to use the kitchen at the present time.
  • Physical distancing of 1.5m between staff, volunteers and visitors to be maintained.
  • Hand sanitiser is available and we encourage you to clean your hands regularly whilst in the Library.
  • If exhibiting flu like symptoms or feeling unwell, anyone entering the Library will be asked to visit us another time and considering being tested for COVID-19.
  • Non-Members (including non-financial members) are required to pay a day research fee of $20.00 on arrival.
  • Scanning and photocopying of most items is available but there are additional costs for this. Copyright restrictions apply.
  • Treat volunteers, other visitors and staff with courtesy and respect.


 Accessibility Information:

  • Our Library is at 2/379 Kent Street Sydney. This is on the western side of Kent Street between King & Market Streets, and slightly closer to Town Hall than Wynyard railway station. The nearest commercial car park is a few doors along at 383 Kent Street and it offers reasonable weekend and early-bird rates, especially if pre-booked. There is a cycle way along this part of Kent Street and street parking is extremely limited.
  • The library building has two lifts and is equipped with accessible toilet facilities.
  • If you prefer not to use the lift, you can reach the second floor via the fire stairs. Please call us on (02) 9299 5151 on approach so we can arrange access through the fire door if you are not using the lift.


What to bring:

  • Your own face masks. Hand sanitiser is provided in the library.
  • Pencils, stationery, USB etc.


We look forward to seeing you soon!

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