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Recent media releases

The Library launches a major rare maps exhibition

Friday 12 November 2021
The Tasman Map, one of the State Library’s most irreplaceable objects, underwent a 380-hour operation to look as good as it did over 300 years ago for its first public outing in 10 years.

2022 State Library fellowships announced

Friday 15 October 2021

Eight prestigious research fellowships, totalling $216,000, have just been awarded.

The Library launches its first children’s book

Thursday 14 October 2021

The Library has teamed up with children’s author Libby Hathorn to create The Best Cat, the Est Cat.

“Sydney’s most important story” revealed

Monday 9 August 2021
To mark World Indigenous Peoples Day today “Sydney’s most important story” will be released to the world.

NSW State Library offering paid research opportunities

Monday 17 May 2021
Apply for a range of prestigious research fellowships totalling $216,000.

World Press Photo Contest winners on show

Friday 14 May 2021
150 powerful and evocative images on display as part of the World Press Photo Exhibition.  

Building Plan: FAQs

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

New home for rare & priceless maps

Friday 16 April 2021
For the first time, visitors can explore five centuries of cartography from around the world in one place.

Past media releases