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New Manuscripts, Oral History and Pictures catalogue preview coming soon

You will soon see a major transformation in how you search the State Library’s vast collections. Preview the new search feature from Tuesday 3 May.

State Library hosts the Colin Simpson Memorial Lecture

Presented by the Australian Society of Authors, this year's lecture will be delivered by  author, presenter and journalist, Stan Grant.

Win an evening in the stunning Shakespeare Room

One lucky person will win an evening in the stunning Shakespeare Room for their book club.

Sprucing up the Shakespeare Room

To mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death this April the Shakespeare Room will be open to the public every weekday from 10am - 4pm, until Friday 29 April (except 24 & 25 April).

NSW Government Gazettes now online

Find a selection of the State Library's NSW Government Gazettes online - with more and more pages coming!