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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
Two $12,000 research Fellowship opportunities are now open - the David Scott Mitchell Memorial Fellowship and the Merewether Fellowship.
See Stan Grant deliver this year's Colin Simpson Memorial Lecture.
Cast your vote for the 2016 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction and go into the draw to win all six shortlisted books.
Try our exciting new interactive experiment that uses 100 year-old survey data to map the location and meaning of Indigenous Australian place names across the country.
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.
In partnership with the State Library, artist Jonathan Jones and writer Ross Gibson will curate a day of presentations, conversations and performances.