Media Centre For more detailed information, images and interviews please contact:Media & Communications Recent media releases SubjectAwardsFellowshipsExhibitionsLibrary CouncilMinisterial media releasesAcquisitions and rare documentsRecent media storiesServicesState LibrarianAwardsFellowshipsExhibitionsLibrary CouncilMinisterial media releasesAcquisitions and rare documentsRecent media storiesServicesState Librarian Search Reset All Entries now open for the 2020 National Biography Award Tuesday 10 December 2019 Entries are now open for the 2020 National Biography Award – Australia's richest prize for biography and memoir writing. Entries open for State Library’s $20,000 short film competition Thursday 21 November 2019 The State Library of NSW is inviting entries for its short film prize Shortstacks, with a total of $20,000 on offer across two categories. NSW State Library secures ‘holy grail’ of Australiana Wednesday 20 November 2019 An extraordinarily rare 17th century Spanish document – considered amongst the most valuable of all printed Australiana – has just been acquired by the State Library of NSW and is now on public display. Australian first: chat-bot that gets kids reading Friday 8 November 2019 Australia’s first chat-bot designed to get kids reading has just been launched at the State Library of NSW. 2020 State Library of NSW fellowships announced Friday 25 October 2019 Eight prestigious research fellowships totalling $216,000 have just been awarded by the State Library of NSW. New Children's Library opens in 150th year of free access to books Tuesday 8 October 2019 A new Children’s Library, the first space devoted entirely to young readers and families at the State Library of NSW, will open to the public on Saturday 12 October as part of a free Open Day. Call for nominations: NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2020 Friday 30 August 2019 The total prize pool of up to $305,000 will be presented to the winners at an awards ceremony at the State Library on 27 April 2020. 2019 NSW Premier’s History Awards winners announced Friday 31 August 2019 $75,000 in prize money awarded at the State Library as part of the official launch of NSW History Week. Show more Past media releases Media Releases - 2015 Media releases from this year Media Releases - 2014 All the media releases from 2014 Media Releases - 2013 All the media releases from 2014 Media Releases - 2012 All the media releases for this year Media kit Library Experts Are you looking for an expert to interview? Browse our expert profiles.