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Recent media releases

New exhibition showcases defining images of 2020

Wednesday 6 January 2021
From catastrophic weather events to a global pandemic and Black Lives Matters protests – images captured by Sydney Morning Herald photographers will go on public display at the Library from Saturday 16 January.

Library announces new humour writing prize for young people

Wednesday 16 December 2020
Australia’s only humour writing prize is now giving authors two reasons to smile when entries open today, with the Library announcing a new category aimed at making sure that everyone can laugh!

Entries now open for the National Biography Award 2021

Wednesday 9 December 2020
Entries are now open for Australia’s richest prize for biographical writing and memoir.

State Library’s collection comes out of lockdown!

Friday 27 November 2020
While many things came to a halt due to lockdowns this year, the State Library has been busier than ever adding to its collection of more than six million items.

Did you come out in the 1970s?

Wednesday 25 November 2020
Coming Out in the 70s tells the stories of the lesbians and gay men who, through individual acts of defiance and mass political campaigning, proudly demanded to be seen, heard and accepted. 

Building Plan: FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Library’s new building plan.


NSW Government announces $12.3M funding for State Library

Thursday 19 November 2020
New plan to make one of Australia’s best loved cultural institutions fully accessible to the public for the first time.

2021 State Library of NSW fellowships announced

Monday 2 November 2020
Seven prestigious research fellowships totalling $116,000 have just been awarded.

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