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2019 National Biography Award shortlist announced

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Powerful memoirs by debut authors and compelling personal stories of women have been shortlisted for the 2019 National Biography Award. 

What if images could speak?

Friday 21 June 2019

Leading web developer, Mauricio Giraldo, has won the Library's $30,000 DX Lab Fellowship. 

Animated dark comedy wins State Library’s inaugural short film prize

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Western Sydney-based animator Jayce White was crowned the winner of the inaugural Shortstacks Short Film Prize for his stand-out animated film ‘Comeback’.

World Press Photo Contest winners on show at NSW State Library

Thursday 16 May 2019

See the world’s best photojournalism from 2018 when the annual World Press Photo Exhibition opens at the State Library of NSW on Saturday 25 May 2019.

The Burial Files – new podcast unearths Sydney’s shady past

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Over six episodes, you’ll hear from leading historians, curators, archaeologists, forensic experts and railway enthusiasts – each revealing a little-known piece of history about a place we thought we knew. 

Finalists for State Library’s new short film prize announced

Tuesday 4 June 2019

The State Library of NSW has announced the best short films to premiere at the inaugural Shortstacks Short Film Festival on Wednesday 12 June 2019.

New exhibition unearths Central Station’s deep dark history!

Friday 24 May 2019

Untold stories buried beneath Sydney’s Central Station are unearthed in the Library's new exhibition, Dead Central.

State Library offering over $200,000 in paid research opportunities

Monday 20 May 2019

Applications for all State Library Fellowships close 5pm, Monday 15 July 2019.

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