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Recent media releases

2017 shortlists announced

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Works of today’s leading Australian writers have been shortlisted for the 2017 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

Visitors to our historic Mitchell Reading Room soar

Monday, 24 April 2017
The number of people visiting the State Library of NSW is at an all-time high, with the renowned Mitchell Library Reading Room recording a 100 percent increase since 2012, according to the Library’s latest occupancy report.

$4 million to support NSW public libraries

Tuesday, 4 April 2017
The NSW Government has announced $4 million in funding for public libraries


Tribute to colonial Australia’s trailblazing businesswomen

Thursday, 30 March 2017
State Library Fellow, Dr Catherine Bishop takes prestigious $30,000 Ashurst Business Literature Prize.

New display showcases street photography of Jon Lewis

Monday, 6 March 2017
A series of 20 beautiful black and white streets portraits go on public display for the first time for Multicultural March.

Major announcement

Tuesday, 31 January 2017
NSW State Library secures $15 million in private donations for new world-class galleries.

Entries now open for the NSW Premier's History Awards 2017

Monday, 27 February 2017
A total of $75,000 in prize money will be presented to the winners at an awards ceremony in September 2017.

Artists reimagine Max Dupain's Sunbaker in new exhibition

Friday, 17 February 2017
Presented by the Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) in partnership with the State Library of NSW - opens tomorrow. 

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