A world-leading library and centre of digital excellence, the State Library of NSW informs, educates, inspires and surprises online, onsite and on tour. The Library’s rich heritage collections, contemporary print and digital materials, partnership with the public library network and vibrant collaborations enable Australians to interrogate our past and imagine our future.
The State Library of NSW is the premier library for the people of NSW. Its peers are the world's great libraries, those that tell of the development of our societies and the unfolding stories of humanity.
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.
Current Library projects
Careers and graduate program information.
Awards & fellowships
News about Library acquisitions, events, projects and services.
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