Call for Entries: 2015 NSW Premier's History Awards
2015 NSW Premier's History Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 NSW Premier's History Awards. Entries close 5pm Friday, 15 May 2015.
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

Applications now open
Coral Thomas Fellowship
Applications have opened for the inaugural Coral Thomas Fellowship. The $75,000 Fellowship encourages deep and focused research into Australian culture, history and society, drawing on Australian and international research collections.
Win a trip for two to London!
Win a trip for two to London!
To celebrate the ‘new look’ Friends program, the Library is offering you the chance to win a trip for two to London and a personal tour of the amazing British Library!
New exhibition: Pulp Confidential
Pulp Confidential
Scantily clad cover girls, titillating titles and cheap thrills are just part of the riveting tale of Australia’s fast-paced pulp fiction industry revealed in our new exhibition.
A Town Named War Boy
A Town Named War Boy
Don't miss this extraordinary new Australian play inspired by the Library's WWI diaries and letters. 29 April – 9 May. In collaboration with the Australian Theatre for Young People.
Help transcribe our WWI diaries
Stack of WW1 diaries
The State Library of NSW has released 50,000 pages of digitised World War I diaries for the public to transcribe. This unique collection of soldiers' intimiate accounts of war has been included on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.