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Drawing the Library

A collection of artist Wendy Sharpe's stunning artworks created as part of her Library residency have just been digitised. ⁣View them online here.

2020 People's Choice Award

Vote for your favourite book shortlisted for the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction.

COVID-19 collecting drive

We are collecting posters, flyers and mail-outs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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