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Welcoming the Greek community

May 26th 2016

In partnership with the University of NSW, the Library welcomed members of the Greek community to take part in a Greek Collecting Initiative ​workshop.

The law of the Library

May 23rd 2016

In celebration of Library & Information Week we thought we’d look back at our roots to see just how far one of Australia’s oldest libraries has come.

Celebrating the works of Australian author Gillian Mears

May 23rd 2016

The Library is saddened to learn of the passing of Gillian Mears (1964-2016), a distinguished Australian author.  

The SLNSW History Lounge

May 19th 2016

The curators from the Library's Research and Discovery team have started a Facebook group to share their favourite finds from the collection. 

Law Week: 16 - 20 May 2016

May 16th 2016

Find out what your local public library is doing this week for national Law Week.

Fascinating stories from our experts

May 11th 2016

Discover the magnificent and the unusual in the State Library's collection.

2016 Jean Arnot Memorial Fellowship announced

May 6th 2016

This year's Fellowship was awarded to Emma Lawler.

First Mother’s Day in Australia

May 6th 2016

Discover one of the earliest mentions of Mother’s Day in Australia.

Celebrating Shakespeare 400

May 6th 2016

The Library  joined the international celebrations to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death on the 23 April. 

LIAC and Drug Info Forum for public library staff

May 5th 2016

Every year, LIAC and Drug Info hold a Forum to discuss the Find Legal Answers and Drug Info services. The Forum provides an opportunity  for public library staff to share ideas and experiences, to evaluate current strategies, and plan for the year ahead.

Remembering ANZAC

April 25th 2016

This fragile printed souvenir was published in London to mark the one year commemoration of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli. Australians and New Zealanders were raucously welcomed by Londoners and were feted as brave and handsome heroes.

All the State's a stage…

April 22nd 2016

NSW Government Gazette shines the limelight on our historic love of theatre.

400 years after Cervantes

April 21st 2016

The History and Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha, by Miguel de Cervantes (1547 – 1616), was first published in 1605.