Friends of the State Library Friends Membership: Join or Renew Join the Friends and enjoy a wealth of benefits and special access to our renowned collections through member events, exhibitions and publications. Friends Travel Competition 2018: Win a luxury trip to New Zealand Find out more and enter. Benefits for Friends of the Library Friends enjoy exclusive access to the Friends Room, annual subscription to the Library’s quarterly magazine, discounts at events, the Library shop and café. Friends Events Enjoy exclusive Friends events including private exhibition viewings, film screenings, workshops and specialist talks across literature, art, photography, history and contemporary issues. Friends Room The magnificent Friends room is on the ground floor of the historic Mitchell Library building.