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Covid-19 restrictions currently apply for our Library and Archives in Sydney

We have introduced an online booking system for computers, film readers, fiche readers and reading tables in our Library at 379 Kent Street Sydney.  This will allow us to manage our capacity and undertake a full clean between each session.  The kitchen will not be available. 

Currently the  Library will be open:  every 2nd  Tuesday, every Thursday and every 2nd Saturday with sessions from 10-12.30pm and 1pm-3.30pm.  We will close at 3.30pm. 

On entry to the Library, your temperature will be taken.  We have hand sanitiser throughout the Library and encourage you to clean your hands regularly whilst in the Library.  

How to Book a Session in the Library

It is essential to book a session to attend the Library (Level 2, 379 Kent Street, Sydney).  You can email, phone 02 9299 5151 or make an online booking here.

Richmond Villa at 120 Kent Street, Millers Point, is open for research (bookings required) by appointment on Wednesdays at this time.

Richmond Villa contains our Archives and Library Stack material. If you require research assistance or have general enquiries, please contact us at

All mail should be addressed to Richmond Villa at 120 Kent Street, Millers Point NSW 2000.

Anyone can use our collection, but non-members pay a research fee of $20 per day. 

Image: Quong Tart's tearooms, Sydney 1926, SAG Manuscript and Image Collection, Item 6/26

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Our Research Centre is at 2/379 Kent St, Sydney.

Our office is at Richmond Villa, 120 Kent St, Sydney.

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