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Public libraries report spike in demand

Tuesday 17 March 2020
NSW residents are reading more and more books in languages other than English than ever before with the State Library of NSW reporting a 20% increase in requests from public libraries for multicultural material just in the last 12 months.

Visitors to our historic Mitchell Reading Room soar

Monday, 24 April 2017
The number of people visiting the State Library of NSW is at an all-time high, with the renowned Mitchell Library Reading Room recording a 100 percent increase since 2012, according to the Library’s latest occupancy report.

Prized Australian history heads to Wagga Wagga

Thursday, 8 September 2016
Captain Cook’s shoe buckle is among the extraordinary items from the Library's collection heading to Wagga Wagga.

Prized history heads to Port Macquarie

State Library’s world-renowned collection heading to primary schools in Port Macquarie Wauchope.

Prized Australian history heads to Grafton

Captain Cook’s shoe buckle and a rare convict letter are among the extraordinary items from the State Library’s  collection heading to primary schools in Grafton.

FAR Out! NSW Governor heading to Casino

The Governor of NSW will be a surprise guest for 150 students at Casino Public School on 20 May 2016.

Goulburn and Moss Vale to get Far Out!

Extraordinary items heading to primary schools in Goulburn and the Southern Highlands from 4 to 6 April. 

New robot reader speaks your language

The state’s first free public automatic reader that speaks over 15 languages has been launched at the State Library of NSW as part of its Multicultural March 2016 celebrations.

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