Due to essential maintenance, access to some online services including the viewing of digitised items will be temporarily unavailable between 5 pm AEST on Sunday, 17 November and 8 am AEDT on Monday, 18 November 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.



Zora Cross – rescued from oblivion

Australian poet and journalist Zora Cross caused a sensation in 1917 with her book Songs of Love and Life.

Hall of Service interactive

The installation is made up of around 1,700 plaques depicting the names and soil samples of each suburb in NSW that were provided as home addresses by WWI enlistees.

Long-term preservation of digital photographs

Digital photographs face immediate danger of loss and fragility when compared with their tangible, physical counterparts. Without proactive management and digital stewardship over time we could lose our ability to tell our stories and share our collective memories.

Digital Preservation Lab

The Library recently established the Digital Preservation Lab as a dedicated room for processing born-digital collections.

Using our digital photographic collections

A few examples of how our born-digital and digital photographs are being used.

New Migrant Employment Legal Service

The new Migrant Employment Legal Service (MELS) is now available for migrant workers across NSW.

Plunkett Street Photography Exhibition

Students from Plunkett Street Public School showcase their photographic skills in an exhibition held at the State Library.

Better read if dead

Top Critics’ Picks for lovers of Dead Central – just in time for Halloween.

Kids' Audio Guide

View artworks through the eyes of these talented young students with our new Kids' Audio Guide

Spring clean your legal pamphlets

Legal Aid NSW have recently updated some of their most popular pamphlets.

Portrait of Nicolas Baudin

Recently acquired by the Library is this beautiful, highly detailed drawing of French Commander Nicolas Baudin, c 1802, by Nicolas-Martin Petit.

Eresource update: Access Australia Newsbank

Are you looking for diverse articles from current Australian newspapers - national, regional and local? We've got news for you.

What are nangs?

Nangs is a slang term for nitrous oxide, a colourless gas that people use to feel intoxicated or high.

Help for seniors

Help is available for seniors.

Critics’ Picks review - Wintering

A thylacine sighting isn't the most unexpected or shocking event in Krissy Kneen's latest title in the Critics' Picks collection.