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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. 

Shortlist announced for Australia's most prestigious business literature prize

Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Books about media mogul Hector Crawford, Norway’s oil industry, and Wall Street’s First African American millionaire among the contenders. 

Australia’s first literary work & first female writer recognised

Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Celebrated poet Dorothea Mackellar will become the first Australian woman writer to be honoured by UNESCO.

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.


Library Council of NSW appointments

Friday, 16 December 2016
President of the Library Council of NSW the Hon George Souris AM has welcomed the appointment of Ms Jane Garling and Ms Terri Janke to the Library Council of NSW.

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