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Ask a Librarian
Need help with your research? Can’t find the right book? Or have a question you can’t find the answer to? Ask a Librarian!
Find up-to-date information about alcohol and drugs in public libraries and online. Drug Info is a joint initiative of NSW Health and the State Library of New South Wales.
There's always a wide variety of public events to enjoy at the Library. These can be anything from movies and talks to workshops or presentations. They aim to showcase the Library's rich collections and provoke thought and discussion.
You can find all our current exhibitions at What's On and all our past exhibitions are archived for you to enjoy.
Listen to podcasts presented by the State Library of NSW.
Want to know more about your ancestry? We can help you research and uncover information about your family
Find Legal Answers
Find Legal Answers provides free access to legal information online and in NSW public libraries. This service is co-ordinated by staff of the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC).
We have free programs and resources to help students get the most out of the Library's collections when studying their HSC. Some of the resources we have include online research guides, study guides and award-winning Personal Interest Projects.
We connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to share and celebrate stories of Indigenous Australia and help to locate them in the Library's collections. It's also where you can get advice on Indigenous matters and protocols related to the collection.
Here's where you'll find high quality learning programs and resources for K-12 students and teachers, kids and families, lifelong learners and students of the Library and Information profession. Programs are delivered onsite, online and on tour across NSW.
We help NSW public libraries deliver valuable services to multicultural communities. Other services include Large Print, Talking Book and Multicultural bulk loans. You can also find online resources and newspapers in community languages.
Public Library Services
If you're a local council or public library we assist with advice and support. This can be in the form of: advice; funding; review services; connectivity; professional development; and specialist information services.
Students can take part in free research orientation programs and self-guided visits. There are also tailored sessions for help with coursework or research degrees. And you can book a one-on-one consultation for help with a tricky research question.