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Become a Custodian Patron

Custodian Patrons support the State Library of NSW by enhancing access to our unique collections, promoting the history of our nation, and ensuring that every Australian has the opportunity to pursue lifelong learning.
Custodian and child in galleries.

Free access to the State Library's vast collection, scholarly lectures, innovative exhibitions and hands-on learning activities for school children is in no small way due to the support of the Custodian Patrons.  During the past ten years alone, Custodian Patrons have contributed more than $1.6 million to the Library, facilitating the acquisition of unique collection items, the preservation of rare documents and artefacts, and the mounting of innovative exhibitions. 

Custodian Patrons receive early information about events and activities at the Library and are offered exclusive behind-the-scenes programs. Playing a special role in the growth of the Library, Custodian Patrons are esteemed keepers of our culture and social history whose support helps the Library be recognised as a world leader. 

In 2017, funds raised through the Custodian Patrons program will contribute to a digital storytelling project on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, using the Library's extensive Harbour Bridge collection. 

All donations are tax deductible and will be acknowledged in the Library Foundation Annual Report and website.  

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Join or renew using our secure online payment system. We accept online payment with Mastercard, Visa and American Express.

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You can download the Custodian Patron Donation Form by  clicking here and returning it to us with your details.