Blogs

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The Salt Path

Have you ever just started walking to see what you'd find? One of our librarians reflects on his own journeys while exploring Raynor Winn's inspiring book.

Bushfire Fundraising Auction

Enjoy an exquisite 5-course dinner for 4 in the stunning Shakespeare Room.

New edition of the Law Handbook available online

The 15th edition of the Law Handbook is now available online.

Across the curator's desk: Piranesi's etchings, c 1761

Piranesi was an 18th century Italian printmaker known for his detailed technical drawings, architectural studies of Rome and imaginary buildings.

Money and utilities - new guided pathways

Is someone chasing you for money? Having problems paying your utilities bills? Find information in new guided pathways.

8 steps for a better digital Library experience

Our new catalogue is now available for public testing and feedback. As part of this ongoing development process, we want to share our journey with you, including challenges, decisions and learnings

Top 11 summer reads for kids

Whether your kids are looking for great escapes or brilliant careers, these kids picks are full of awesome stories to enjoy during the long lazy days of summer.

Why are we building a new catalogue?

Our new catalogue (in beta) is addressing ongoing issues our readers have faced, as well as introducing exciting new functionality that allows for greater exploration, discoverability and interaction with the Library’s diverse collections.   

Top 11 summer reads

Our librarians have selected the top 11 summer reads for 2019. We guarantee that there is something that will grab your attention.

Critics' Christmas Picks

It's a time for gathering, eating and heading to the beach - along with enjoying the company of a good book.

Bushfire insurance guide

The Insurance Law Service has recently updated the Bushfire insurance guide.

Get into the spirit sans spirits!

Cutting back on or avoiding drinking at social events doesn’t need to be a bore.

2019 public library training wrap-up

2019 has been another busy year of training.

Internship at the State Library

The high level of services provided, engagement of the staff with children and family members, as well as being in a space that was attractive, stimulating and functional created an experience that was enriching.

Hassall Family papers made available for transcription

Using our online transcription tool, anyone can now contribute to transcribing the valuable Hassall family papers.

80 years of free public libraries in NSW!

We’re celebrating 80 years of free public libraries in NSW.