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Join the Friends

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Benefits of becoming a Friend

Friends enjoy a wealth of benefits and special access to our renowned collections through member events, exhibitions and publications, including:

  • exclusive access to the Friends Room, your private club in the prestigious Macquarie Street precinct;
  • unique events throughout the year;
  • annual subscription to the Library’s quarterly magazine featuring fascinating articles;
  • free consultation with a Family History Librarian for your family tree research;
  • discounts at the Library bookshop and café;
  • discounted rates with city parking;
  • discounts at the Wentworth Sofitel Hotel;
  • reciprocal member privileges at interstate libraries.

You'll join many others who love to support and connect with the State Library and gain a greater appreciation of its unrivalled collections. See our full range of benefits.

Choose the membership that suits you

There is a range of membership options from individual to household packages. See the Membership types and prices.

Join or renew

There are four easy ways to join or renew your membership: 


Using our secure payment system.

Join or renew

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By phone Call the Friends Office (02) 9273 1593
In person Visit the State Library Shop in the State Library.