New exhibition: Artist Colony
This landmark exhibition brings together for the first time the largest and most comprehensive collection of original artwork from the First Fleet era - many never seen before. On show until 11 May 2014. Entry is free.
Little-known other 'Sunbaker' photo on public display
The only known original print of the first negative of Max Dupain’s iconic Sunbaker has been in a family album for over 60 years, until recently when it was donated to the Library under the Cultural Gifts Program. The album is now on display in our Amaze Gallery. Entry is free.
Mitchell Library - your questions answered
We have heard from many of our readers and passionate library lovers about the proposed changes to our services in the Mitchell Library reading room. Our committment to researchers, writers and readers is reflected in a series of Q&AS we have developed.
Review of the Division of the Mitchell Library
The State Library has conducted a number of internal reviews over the past year. The reviews have identified opportunities to better deliver library services to the people of NSW while also addressing our budgetary constraints.
Mary Poppins documentary
Precious sound recordings held by the State Library of NSW of 1960s interviews with P L Travers, creator of Mary Poppins, have been featured in the ABC documentary The Real Mary Poppins released to coincide with the film Saving Mr Banks.
Social networking for beginners
Take part in the Lifelong Learning series, starting next week. There are a range of courses, talks and workshops designed for learners of any age and stage of learning.
New display: Into the line of fire
Into the line of fire highlights the amazing work of the Rural Fire Service in battling the Blue Mountains fires in October last year. Fairfax Media photographers recorded the brave deeds of the men and women on the front line. On show until 13 April 2014. Presented in association with Fairfax Media. Photo: Nick Moir; Back burning, 20 October 2013.