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Donate to the Foundation's 25th anniversary

Your tax deductible donation will help us acquire, preserve and digitise Australia's cultural heritage. In 2014, the State Library of NSW Foundation turned 25.

Foundation Anniversary
Foundation anniversary

For over 25 years the State Library of NSW Foundation has assisted the Library to acquire, conserve and digitise significant collections. View some the highlights and learn more about the work and achievements of the Foundation.

Library visionaries

The Library Visionaries is a new group of supporters who are keen to make a difference to our children’s educational future through digital learning.

(Detail) Tanagra Darwini, John and Elizabeth Gould, Birds, London: Smith Elder, 1840-1843, DSM Q591.9/D/Set
Friends - join or renew

Enjoy the benefits of one of Sydney's most rewarding programs as well as support the Library's collections, exhibitions and public programs.


 Detail from Poissons, Ecrevisses et Crabes, de Diverses Couleurs et Figures Extraordinaires; Louis Renard, MRB/F597/R
custodians - join or renew

The Custodians are a group of individuals who champion the vision of the State Library through an annual, tax-deductible contribution.

 Portrait of Matthew Flinders. Unknown artist, 1801, ZML MIN 52

Leaving a bequest to the Library is a unique and valuable legacy. Help us give every Australian the opportunity to be inspired by our collection of over five million rare books, photographs, artefacts, paintings, letters and diaries as well as an increasing range of digital materials.


David Scott Mitchell's revolving bookcase ML XR 37
About the Foundation

The Foundation was established in 1989 by the Library Council of New South Wales and has contributed over $30 million to Library programs and acquisitions.
Read about the Foundation, Trustees and Board members

(Detail) Planches, Antiquities, Tome 2, Plate 47, Description de l'Egypte, Paris, 1809 - [1828], RB/BX932A/49
Partnership & sponsorship opportunities

We have philanthrophic partnerships and commercial sponsorships with the corporate sector, charitable trusts, and individual benefactors.

 Badge of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, awarded to Sir Henry Parkes in 1888, DR 150-151

Many of the State Library of New South Wales services are delivered with the assistance of our large team of skilled and enthusiastic volunteers.

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