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Recognising outstanding women in libraries

Call for entries for 2017 Jean Arnot Fellowship. 

Latest Additions To Our Website Archive

Among the latest library acquisitions is the Kaldor Public Art Projects website

Drawing in the Library with National Art School

National Art School students visit the Library for Margaret Olley Drawing Week. 

Australia’s Love Song

In February 2017, in a double first, Dorothea Mackellar’s poetry notebook ‘Verses 1907-1908’ has become the first Australian literary archive, and the first by a woman writer, to be added to UNESCO’s Australian Memory of the World register

Interned in Australia: enemy aliens imprisoned during the First World War

During the First World War nearly 7000 ‘enemy aliens’, mainly men of German and Austro-Hungarian origins, were interned in camps in Australia.

2017 Fellowships announced

Find out who are the winners of our Nancy Keesing, CH Currey Memorial and Australian Religious History Fellowships

Last of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition Rescued 10 January 1917

It is often assumed that there was no loss of life on Shackleton’s 1914-1917  expedition to cross Antarctica but this was not the case. 

Your favourite #LiteraryMocktails

Vote for your favourite #LiteraryMocktails 

John Tebbutt Australian Astronomer

While the name John Tebbutt is unfamiliar to many of us we may have inadvertently had the good fortune to have stowed him away in our wallets. 

Award winners summer reads

The winners of the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and NSW Premier’s History Awards tell us what they’ll be reading over the holidays.

Morrison's daily devotional

Who would have thought that a tiny book - no bigger than a 50 cent piece – could tell us so much about its owner?

12 great summer reads!

Get our guide to great reading this summer.

Transcribe Banks' journals

The race is on at the State Library to transcribe over 8,000 digitised pages from our historic Joseph Banks archive.

Christmas survival guide

We’ve pulled together some ideas to get you through the silly season.