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What lies beneath the State Library?

Thursday 27 April 2017
New virtual window reveals what’s hidden in the stacks!

Major announcement

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

Celebrating the Sydney Harbour Bridge turning 85

Thursday, 19 January 2017 
Hours of unedited historic interviews with the fascinating people who built the iconic landmark.


Over 150 years of government records digitised

Thursday, 3 November 2016
Over one million pages of historic NSW Government Gazettes now available online - for free!

From Nimbin to New York

Thursday, 27 October 2016
State Library released 75 hours of colourful interviews with Nimbin locals to take the collection global. 

Today’s Indigenous voices to be heard loud and clear in the future!

State Library launches its landmark Indigenous Collecting Strategy

New ‘look dater’ does detective work for family historians

A unique photo‐dating tool – the first of its kind in Australia – is set to transform the way genealogists and family historians trace their ancestors.

Indigenous languages project maps 100 year-old data

New interactive experiment that uses 100 year-old survey data to map the location and meaning of Indigenous Australian place names across the country.

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