The Mitchell Library Reading Room will be closed to the public on Monday 29 April. To access collections and services on this day, please visit the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room.



New publication: Hot Topic - Voting and elections

The updated Voting and elections Hot Topic explains the key features of our electoral laws, who can vote, who can stand for election, and how votes are counted.

Looking for something else to read?

Enhanced catalogue records with Syndetics Unbound

Alcohol and young people

Can drinking alcohol before you are 18 years old affect your brain development?

Capturing time: digitising the Book of Hours

In March 2019, the Library's Digitisation and Collection Care teams completed the digitisation of the final volume in our small but spectacular collection of Books of Hours.

UNESCO Pitch Collections

Help us decide which of the three Library collections should be nominated for the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register

Sydney Female Refuge Society minute books digitised

The Library has just completed digitising three minute books of the Sydney Female Refuge Society, spanning years between 1863 to 1911.

Across the curator's desk - house construction notebook, Hurstville, 1913

Anna Corkhill, Curator in the Library's Research and Discovery team, shares a house construction notebook from 1913.

Eresource update: The Sunday Times Digital Archive

Looking for information about global events reported in the London media during the 19th and 20th centuries?

Family Violence Law Help

Family Violence Law Help is a new website for people affected by domestic and family violence

Death and Seduction in the Library

The State Library of New South Wales has recently acquired an outstanding selection of classic pulp fiction titles from well-regarded scholar Dr Toni Johnson-Woods.

Welcome to the Library

An exciting first visit to the the State Library!

Going Where the Lingo Is...

Our Indigenous Engagement team are midway through a three-week journey across NSW to meet with Aboriginal language speakers, experts and Elders.