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Blog post from Friday, 18 July, 2014

Photographic copy of poster advertising the free lending service to country people, W. A. Gullick, Government Printer, Sydney (undated).

The passage of the NSW Library Act in 1939 paved the way for free public library services for the people of NSW. Prior to the passage of the Library Act 1939 there were only two public libraries in NSW - Sydney and Broken Hill. The Public Library of NSW (now the State Library) provided a free postal lending service to people living in the country.

This image is from the collections of the State Library of NSW, for more information visit the catalogue record.