Support the Library The State Library of NSW Foundation leads a rich philanthropic program to support the extraordinary work of the Library. Give now Your individual support is greatly needed to help us acquire, preserve and share digitally our unique collections, to host engaging exhibitions and events and to offer inspiring education programs. Become a Custodian Patron Join an annual giving program to support our collections. Custodian patrons help safeguard our collections for future generations. Make a bequest Protect the future of one of the world’s great libraries with a planned gift. Friends of the State Library Friends enjoy exclusive access to the Friends Room, annual subscription to the Library’s SL magazine; discounts at events, the Library bookshop and café. Become a volunteer at the Library Volunteers play an important role at the Library and are appreciated for giving so generously of their time. Show more Partnerships and corporate sponsorships Corporate sponsorships Discover how you can partner with us in ways that complement your business needs. Trusts and Foundations We have a range of vital projects which need funding support and would love to hear from Trusts and Foundations to discuss specific goals and interests. Our success stories Partnership: Rio Tinto Australia - Rediscovering Indigenous Languages A critical Indigenous language reclamation project The acquisition of the TAL & Dai-ichi (Derby) collection Acquisition of 745 natural history drawings created in the early colonial years - an everlasting legacy for Australia. Partnership: News Corps Australia: World War 1 diaries WW1 diaries and journals: a landmark project for the State Library Foundation digital projects Foundation collaborative partnerships have supported extensive and innovative digital story collections The story behind the Coral Thomas Fellowship The most recent and prestigious Fellowship supported by the Foundation Show more The Foundation The Foundation The Foundation was established by the Library Council of New South Wales in 1989 and is the principal fundraising body for the State Library of NSW.