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Update on recent improvements to the catalogue

An update following recent improvements to the capabilities of our catalogue for searching original material.

"Canvas Jimmy" Hawkers Catalogue

This book was made by a travelling hawker who cut images from printed catalogues and magazines

Popular Pix now online

Every issue of Pix from 29 January 1938 to 25 December 1954, has been digitised and made fully searchable online through Trove

The Magnificent Six

Did you know the State Library holds six very special collections that have the honour of being recognised by UNESCO?

UNESCO recognises our colossal images of Sydney Harbour

The world’s largest glass plate negatives of Sydney Harbour, held in the Library's collection, have just been added to International Memory of the World Register.

2018 Fellows Announced

This year the State Library has awarded Fellowships totalling $160,000.

Resources for Business Startups

Find many resources to help you with your new startup.

A history of disability in Australia

2017 C.H Currey Memorial Fellow, Dr Breda Carty is using  the Library's collection to explore the lives of people living with a disability.

The untold story of the Wedge Collection

Coral Thomas Fellow, Dr Rebe Taylor talks about her fascinating project into one of the most significant collections of south-eastern Aboriginal wooden artefacts.

Celebrating Indigenous language in a new Library space

The evolution of the Library’s Reading Room continues, with the creation of an Indigenous themed study room.

An artist at work

Follow Wendy Sharpe, one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, as she records the $15 million transformation of the historic Mitchell Building. 

A calendar of puddings

We turned to our  historic recipe books for examples of good eating from across New South Walse... and we were not disappointed.

A number of historical journals added to TROVE in the last few months

The Library has contributed a number of digitised journals and newspapers to TROVE in the past few months.

Historical newspapers online

Explore newspaper archives from around the globe with your Library card

The Lone Hand

The Lone Hand (1907-1921), a sister publication to the famous Bulletin (1880-2008), has been digitised and made available through Trove.

Oral History and Sound Research Guide

Begin your research into Oral History and Sound with our online guide.