Collecting since 1826

As Australia’s oldest library, we’ve been collecting the stories of our state and nation since 1826. 

The Library now has over six million items in its collection. Here are some of them.

You may see some of these advertised in bus shelters, in your local shopping precincts or on social media.
This is just one of the ways we’re connecting stories from our collections with the communities they relate to.

If you see one of our adverts and have a story to share about the item featured, we’d love to hear from you.