The Apology: 10 year anniversary

It's been 10 years since former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd apologised to the Stolen Generations. See photographer, Wendy McDougall's photos  of the day.

Interning with Learning Services

Teacher Christina Cotis talks about her two week experience as an intern with the Learning Services team.

The Post

If you enjoyed the movie, why not check out the story as it broke in the Washington Post and New York Times?

Indigenous Services Unconference 2018

Public libraries from across NSW came together for a day of exchanging ideas around making libraries more welcoming and inclusive of Indigenous peoples.

Australian Packet Ships: Emigration to New South Wales – Conditional nearly-free passage (1839)

The Library recently acquired a broadsheet advertisement published in London in 1839.

New drug and alcohol display

Introducing the interactive drug and alcohol info display program, now on tour across NSW

Resources for PDHPE

A range of free resources are available for students and teachers of PDHPE.

Back to school - teacher's guide

A new year and a new class – don’t panic - we’ve got you covered! Here’s a quick guide to just what the State Library can offer a busy teacher.

Images of Survival Day

New to the collection is this series of photographs by Jamie James, capturing some of the various Sydney Survival Day gatherings.

Videos from NSW Fair Trading

Find videos about consumer issues from NSW Fair Trading

Where to live: A.B.C. Guide to Sydney & Suburbs

A recently digitised book in the Library’s collections offers are rich resource for information about Sydney’s diverse suburbs and their characteristics from 100 years ago. 

Family Drug Support online

A new interactive online resource designed specifically to support families struggling to deal with drug and alcohol problems.

Family fun at the BIG Library

We’re excited to launch a NEW family program in 2018. Come and join us on the last Sunday of the month - beginning in February!


New Disability Inclusion Action Plan and Accessibility Guide

The Library has partnered with its Inclusion Advisory Committee to produce new versions of its Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2016-19 and Accessibility Guide.  

Hula girls and teddy bears

Red Cross posters tell many stories.