The Airbnb I stayed at in Sydney was ‘sub-optimal’ (=crap) and had an equally rubbish internet connection, so I was on the look-out for a place to do a little work and access the interwebs. You’ve already guessed it that I sought out my favourite place to visit, a library! It’s exciting being 45, you have to know that.

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As the Melbourne library (really, the State Library of Victoria, click here) was in an old building, it seemed likely that the Sydney one would be too.

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Once I got past the sign, I spotted that all visitors were being directed into a newer building next door.

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Reading rooms are usually where there is study space, so I hovered over to the information desk sharpish.

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Yes, there was free wifi and study desks available in the Reading Room on the lower ground floor.

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The space was very well designed and maintained a light atmosphere despite being in the basement.

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It looked pretty busy when I got there shortly after lunch.

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I managed to find a space and after a few hours (from 2 to 6.30pm, which passed in a flash!), it was still busy!  The internet connection was fantastic – running around 20 megabloops.

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I liked this place so much, and wanted to escape from the Airbnb so much, that I came back to it three times.  It is worth seeing for the galleries and the excellent bookshop at the very least!

 

 

 

 

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