About the Library
Situated in Sydney’s CBD between the Royal Botanic Gardens and Parliament House on Macquarie Street, the State Library of New South Wales is internationally renowned and one of Australia’s leading libraries. With an extensive collection of over five million items, the State Library aims to collect, preserve and make accessible the documentary heritage of NSW. The Library also offers access to information and resources both onsite and online, and hosts a dynamic range of public programs through exhibitions, talks, tours and movies. The State Library supports the NSW Public Library Network, administering the annual public library grants and subsidies program.
A brief history of the State Library of New South Wales.
The State Library's major subject strengths are Australian history, culture and literature.
Information about our catalogues & indexes.
Information about the Library Council of NSW.
If you're passionate about supporting the State Library of New South Wales, you can help it to acquire, preserve and digitise Australia's cultural heritage by making a donation to the Foundation.
Read about our strategic priorities, our mission, vision, core values, beliefs and our collaborative initiatives.
Careers and graduate program information.
Awards & fellowships
Media centre requests, contact information and press releases.
Listen to podcasts, watch videos and download audio recordings from events and talks at the Library.
Library publications including our annual report, newsletters, journals and staff papers.
Legislation & policies
The Right to Information legislation, the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 creates new rights to information that are designed to meet community expectations of more open and transparent government