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Beautiful letter from Brett Whiteley to his mum, now on display.
Explore the Library's collection of Jewish history.
Imagine a City: 200 years of public architecture in NSW - see it before it ends.
Read our guide to getting started with the library
Discover one of the earliest mentions of Mother’s Day in Australia.
Library's Shakespeare 400 celebrations shows Bard is bigger than ever!
Last chance to vote for the 2016 People's Choice Award. Voting closes at midnight, Sunday 8 May 2016.
Congratulations to our new Fellow, Emma Lawler - winner of the 2016 Jean Arnot Memorial Fellowship.
Charles H. Bertie (1875-1952) – librarian and historian – collected a large number of pictures over his lifetime.
A question we’re often asked is ‘What is the oldest item in the Library?’
This splendid and ornate piece was given to Sir Francis Forbes, the first Chief Justice of New South Wales.
An exploration of the remarkable impact and legacy of the NSW Government Architect’s Office.
The glamorous story of Australian fashion photography is revealed in this display, currently on tour around regional NSW.
An intimate glimps at religious and cultural events from the Jewish community by Sydney-based Polish photographer D-Mo Zajac.
In partnership with the State Library, artist Jonathan Jones and writer Ross Gibson will curate a day of presentations, conversations and performances.