Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room announced
Marie Bashir
The Library has paid tribute to Professor the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO by renaming its major reference library in her honour. The State Reference Library will now be known as the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room.
Entries now Open
2015 PLA
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, including the biennial translation prizes.  ENTRIES CLOSE 31 OCTOBER 2014.
Don McCullin retrospective an Australian first!
Witness for the first time some of the most remarkable photographic images of the 20th and 21st century. Don McCullin: The Impossible Peace is a free exhibition on show exclusively at the State Library until 26 October 2014.
2014 NSW Premier's History Awards
2014 NSW Premier's History Awards winners announced
The winners of the 2014 NSW Premier’s History Awards were announced at a presentation and cocktail reception held at the State Library on Friday 5 September 2014. The celebration also launched NSW History Week.
Interested in library history?
Interested in library history?
Bookings are now open for the 11th Australian Library History Forum, 18-19 November 2014 at the State Library of NSW. This year’s forum marks the 75th anniversary of the NSW Library Act 1939.
National Biography Winner announced
Alison Alexander, winner of the National Biography Awards
Tasmanian historian Alison Alexander has won the $25,000 National Biography Award, Australia's richest prize for life writing, for her engrossing biography The Ambitions of Jane Franklin, Victorian Lady Adventurer.
Little-known other 'Sunbaker' photo on public display
Max Dupain's Sunbather
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.