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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.

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. 

2021 State Library of NSW fellowships announced

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

14-year-old Balmain boy dies from world's deadliest virus!

Friday 4 September 2020
Rare first-hand accounts of the deadly 1918-19 influenza pandemic in new display.  

NSW State Library brings World Press Photo to Sydney for 20th year

Monday 10 August 2020
The State Library of NSW will reopen its eastern galleries this Saturday 15 August.

State Library galleries reopen with new exhibition which tackles Cook’s legacy

Monday 13 July 2020

The Library's galleries reopened on Monday 13 July with its long-awaited exhibition, Eight Days in Kamay.

$116,000 in paid research opportunities

Monday 18 May 2020
Applications for a range of prestigious research fellowships are now open.

Eight days in Kamay

Wednesday 20 May 2020
New online exhibition revisits Cook’s eight days in Kamay

Past media releases