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Support the Library

The State Library of NSW Foundation leads a rich philanthropic program to support the extraordinary work of the Library.

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.

Donor Charter

The Library has a distinguished history of philanthropic support from generous individual, family and corporate benefactors.

Acquisitions and donations

The Library is constantly expanding its collections and considers offers of material.


Partnerships and corporate sponsorships

Our success stories

Success story: The Holtermann Collection

The Holtermann Collection is one of the Library's significant collections and a great success story

Education outreach program: FAR OUT! Treasures To The Bush

Outreach education program supported by a collaborative partnership - Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation and The Caledonia Foundation

Partnership: Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce

Comprehensive digital collection on Jewish life in Australia

The story behind the May Gibbs Collection

How the magnificent May Gibbs Collection was digitised.


The Foundation