Great places to study after class
Sydney has a large network of public libraries that offer study areas, computers and wifi and lots more including book and magazine collections, free classes and talks and more. You can probably find a public library in the suburb where you live however today we are going to tell you about the two libraries closest to school that you might like to visit after class.
Customs House Library
A short 3-minute walk from the college and opposite Circular Quay train station Customs House Library is a great place to visit after school.
The library has free wi-fi, a great collection of international newspapers and over 40,000 books! You can study in the library and use the materials here without becoming a member however if you want to take books home you will need to complete an application to join the library. You need a letter to show you are studying at our school and proof of your home address. The student services staff can help you with this.
Along with being able to borrow lots and lots of items, membership gives you access to online databases and ebooks and magazines. Find out more here or by visiting the library.
Where: 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay
When: Monday to Friday: 10am-7pm, Saturday and Sunday: 11am-4pm
State Library NSW
Also just a couple of minutes away from the college right across the road from the Royal Botanic Garden is the State Library of NSW. This library offers a comfortable and quiet study environment. There are power points for your laptop, library PC’s for research and also copiers and printers. For all the latest details about using the libraries, free computers and wifi visit their website
This library is free to use, but you can join if you would like to use specific library services. Unlike most libraries, you cannot borrow books from the State Library. There are lockers to store your bags and a café for when you need a coffee boost. There are also group study rooms you can book to use with your friends.
While you are visiting check out what’s on in their galleries, they host regular exhibitions, free movies and interesting talks which are a great way to practice your listening skills. Visit the State Library events page for more information.
Where: Macquarie Street Sydney
When: Mon-Thu: 9am-8pm, Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm