New exhibition on Physie
Image by Lyndal Irons
Featuring contemporary and historic images, this exhibition offers a quirky glimpse at the sport of Physical Culture and how it has evolved since the establishment of the Bjelke-Petersen School of Physical Culture in 1892.
Image by Lyndal Irons
Nation’s first humour writing prize announced
The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies by Bernard Cohen
Bernard Cohen’s witty novel/political satire The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies has won the inaugural Russell Prize for Humour Writing.
World’s largest atlas on display
Earth Platinum, the world’s largest atlas
Earth Platinum, the world’s largest atlas, is the latest addition to the Library’s rich collections. It will be on public display in the Mitchell Library Reading Room until 19 July 2015.
Library Honours announced
Library Honours
Eight amazing library champions were recognised at the special awards presentation for the 2015 Honours of the Library Council of NSW.
Great news for public libraries
Warringah Council pop-up library
The State Library has just released the latest statistics on NSW public libraries showing library visitation is at an all-time high, and internet usage has doubled.
Secret photos of 1880s Sydney
Secret photos of 1880s Sydney

See 120-year-old secret snapshots of Sydney in our new exhibition Crowd Source, on show until 23 August 2015. Amateur photographer Arthur Syer captured the buzz of 1880s Sydney using the world's first hand-held camera – branded the 'Detective Camera'. #1880Sydney