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Donate to the Foundation's 25 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. Explore some of the 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.


(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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