Neville Wran - a tribute
Neville Wran at Swearing in of new Cabinet,  1 February 1983

The Library Council of New South Wales and the State Library of New South Wales pay tribute to Neville Kenneth Wran AC QC (1926 – 2014). As Premier, he was a great supporter of the State Library. Photo: Swearing in of new Cabinet, 1 Feb 1983. Front row L-R: Neville Wran, Governor Sir James Rowland, Jack Ferguson.

Restoring the Mitchell Library
Mitchell Library map
Readers and writers will continue to research our world-renowned Australian collections in the iconic Mitchell Library Reading Room under a revised plan which responds to community feedback.
Shortlist for 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards
2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards
Leading Australian writers have been recognised with the announcement of the shortlists for the 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, with the winners to be announced on Monday, 19 May.
2014 NSW Premier's History Awards - Entries open
2014 NSW Premier's History Awards - Entries now open
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 NSW Premier's History Awards. The awards assist in establishing values and standards in historical research and publication and encourage everyone to appreciate and learn from the work of our historians. Nominations close: Friday, 2 May 2014.
Book a study room online
Study rooms in the State Reference Library

Book a study room online from anywhere, at any time. Book a room for 1 to 6 people, for 2 hours. You just need your Library card, and it's free.

Study rooms are located on LG2 of the State Reference Library.  

Kids @ the Library Holiday Programs
Girl using iPad in exhibition
Get ready for some holiday fun at the State Library. Spend an hour or spend the day exploring the inspiring spaces and collections of the Library.
Shortlist for prestigious business prize
Shortlisted titles for Ashurst award
Four fascinating books have been shortlisted for the 2013 Ashurst Business Literature Prize, Australia's largest award for business writing. The winner will be announced on 8 May 2014.