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.

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.

About the Foundation

Since 1989 the Foundation has supported acquisitions, conservation, education programs, exhibitions, events, and the digitisation of the Library's collections.

Our donors

The Foundation acknowledges the significant contributions from our benefactors.

Foundation Annual Reports

Read or download the Foundation's Annual Reports.

History of the Foundation

The history and aims of the State Library of NSW Foundation from 1989 - present.

Give to the Library

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

Donor Charter

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