State Library of NSW

What is ONE hundred?


ONE hundred was a major exhibition at the Mitchell Library, from 9 March to 16 June, 2010, and the centrepiece of our centenary celebrations.

The Mitchell Library opened its doors on 9 March, 1910. During 2010 we celebrate one hundred years of collecting, collections and service to the people of NSW and Australia.



Take a tour of the ONE hundred exhibition online

100 DAYS

Celebrating our centenary year. See our alphabet revealed and find out what's on in the library


Meet the Mitchell Librarian and see some of our valuable historical material including Surf Beach and The Drover

We’re bringing the Library OUT

We’ve created our very own visually rich alphabet in honour of our centenary year. Each letter is a composite of objects including maps, books, paintings and relics.

Beautifully designed, our alphabet celebrates our collection in new and unexpected ways, revealing pieces from below stairs.

Visit our alphabet to watch and listen as the whole alphabet is revealed. More than 100 pieces of unexpected delights are shown through the letters.