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Recent media releases

Millions turn to libraries to get them through

Monday 25 May 2020
Over 20,000 new members have signed up online since the lockdown. 

Add your entry to the great pandemic diary of 2020

Monday 4 May 2020
The State Library wants to capture the thoughts and feelings of the State via a new diary sharing platform launched TODAY.

Turn your ‘iso’ moments into history

Thursday 9 April 2020
The State Library wants your self-isolation images to become part of the historic record.

State Library creates a new space for Aboriginal communities

Thursday 20 February 2020
In an Australian first, the State Library of NSW launched a new digital space for Aboriginal communities to connect with their histories and cultures.

History Awards call for 2020 nominations

Wednesday 19 February 2020
The State Library announces the opening of nominations for the NSW Premier’s History Awards 2020.


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.

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