Find out the latest news from the Library.

ANZAC Day opening hours

We're open on ANZAC Day, from 1 pm to 5 pm.

The Children's Library in its temporary location

The Children's Library reopens

Families looking for additional children's books and activities can visit our Play Space instead.

Abstract image of colours

The State Library is upgrading its website!

Online visitors will see some changes over the coming weeks as we improve and refine the Library's website. 

Collage of photographs

Landmark photography exhibition now online

The virtual doors are now open on the Library’s biggest and most significant photography exhibition.

Portrait of Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon

State Library welcomes the appointment of new State Librarian

Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon has been announced as the State Library's new State Librarian.

Colour photograph of a woman standing in front of green foliage

2024 Fellows announced

The State Library welcomed its newest research fellow, Nancy Cushing, at the 4th Biennial Coral Thomas Lecture last night.  

Collage of objects from the exhibition Wadgayawa Nhay Dhadjan Wari

Significant Aboriginal objects come back to Country after 200 years

Aboriginal communities, families, Elders and makers will for the first time have direct access to 30 ancestral objects.