Newsflashes

Newsflash:

Due to essential maintenance, access to some online services including the viewing of digitised items will be temporarily unavailable between 5 pm AEST on Sunday, 17 November and 8 am AEDT on Monday, 18 November 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

About the Library

The State Library of NSW collects and preserves materials and evidence relating to our place in the world and makes them accessible to everyone in New South Wales and beyond. The Library exists in order to support and encourage research, debate, conversation, inspiration, learning and enjoyment. We welcome all people and strive to serve them all equally well, whether they visit us in person on Macquarie Street, online, or through their local public library.

Your State Library

The State Library of NSW is one of the great libraries of the world, with a history dating back to 1826. Everyone is welcome at the Library – our inspiring spaces, rich collections, galleries, and cultural and learning programs are open to all. 

 

History of the Library

The State Library began as a small subscription library in the 1820s for colonials who were desperate to read books.

Strategic Plan

We’re turning the Library inside out to better serve the changing needs of our diverse communities.

The Foundation

The Foundation is the principal fundraising body for the State Library of NSW.

Publications

Here you'll find the Library's  Annual Reports, SL magazine, staff papers and legal publication Hot Topics.

Media Centre

Find the State Library's latest media releases, download publicity images, view expert profiles and request an interview or film shoot.

Tenders

Information about current tender opportunities

Jobs at the State Library

Find out the latest job opportunities at the State Library

Our Cultural Partners

Learn about our cultural institution partners.

Awards & fellowships

Awards

The Library’s vibrant awards program continues to bring together writers and readers to celebrate and promote excellence in literature and history.

Fellows and Residents

The Library offers a number of prestigious and competitive fellowships to support the study, writing and teaching of Australian history and culture.

Using the Library

Legislation and policies

The Library's policies inform our services and programs, and provide guidelines on practical matters such as accessing the collections, copyright and photocopying.

Access & Inclusion

The Library is for people of all abilities to access and engage with its facilities and services.