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Argh! There's a Skeleton Inside You!

One of our librarians (and her four-year-old) explores Idan Ben-Barak and Julian Frost's journey inside the human body in a Critics' Picks  review for kids (and big kids).

Across the curators desk - Sedition: A political poster dilemma

The 1960s, 70s and 80s were decades of social activism in Australia. Politics came to life on the streets during public demonstrations and posters became powerful protest tools. People began making posters to express alternate views to those of the mainstream media and agitate for change.

Family Sunday at the Library

Last Sunday the Library was filled with families enjoying a day of author talks, drawing workshops, kid’s tours, craft activities and more.

Future directions in Standards

The SLNSW submission to Standards Australia

A diamond in the rough

The story behind a mysterious large photograph that was found discarded on the streets of Newtown in Sydney’s inner-west.

Freedom to read

Libraries have a role in providing an unbiased source of information and ideas.

word eXpress Young Writers Showcase

Celebrating the success of young writers.

Popular guide to wills, estates and funerals updated

Easy-to-read guide to wills, estates and funerals updated.

When NED rode into town

Australian libraries join forces to build a national digital collection with the National edeposit – or NED for short.

New edition of Rest Assured

A new edition of the popular book Rest assured: a legal guide to wills, estates, planning ahead & funerals in NSW is now available in NSW public libraries and online.

Law service for the arts

The Arts Law Centre of Australia is a national community legal centre for the arts.

Across the curator’s desk - Bob Graham’s original artwork from 'The Wild', 1986

The Library holds countless original illustrations of some of the most well-loved and iconic Australian children’s books.

The Library Book

A fire in a library has all the makings of a real-life horror story, but our Critics' Picks review of Susan Orlean's book reminds us of why libraries are important to communities.

What were they paid?

Despite the advice that you shouldn’t discuss what you earn, this topic generates plenty of curiosity amongst our readers. 

LawAccess NSW guided pathways

Looking for help with recovering money or resolving a fencing dispute? Find information in the new guided pathways from LawAccess NSW.

What's New for Term 3?

What's new for students and teachers!