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Eresource Trial: Access World News 2021

Do you enjoy reading news articles from around the world for research or personal interest? Library card holders have the opportunity to trial Access World News 2021.

Your feedback on our new catalogue and what we're doing with it

Learn more about how feedback we've received from our readers is helping us to build a better library catalogue.

Marian and May

A lost Sydney theatre and a forgotten American film director come together in a piece of Library ephemera.

Top reads for spring

As the weather turns a little warmer we’re reminded that one of our favourite activities is still diving into a good book. Here's eight staff picks.

Southern stars

The first printed European southern star chart joins the Library’s cartography collection.

Heroic quest

American author and fisherman Zane Grey was a celebrity visitor to the NSW south coast in the 1930s.

CAMP turns 50!

Fifty years ago, on Saturday 19 September 1970, people around the country opened their newspapers to see something they hadn’t seen in print before.

Read all about it

Historical newspapers are a world of wonderful surprises — anywhere you land within them.

In the picture

Photojournalists brave war and crisis to tell their stories in the annual World Press Photo exhibition

Marcia AM Clark – Sydney socialite and photographer

Sydney socialite Marcia AM Clark had an ardent passion for photography and a love of fast sports cars.

Unearthing gems in our collection

A look at using features from our new catalogue preview to rediscover fascinating items from the Library's collections.

A quiet space to create

Andrew, who describes himself as ‘living displaced’, has always loved libraries – even as a child. 

June Marsden: celebrity astrologer and ufologist

Not long before the Covid-19 shutdown, a 1937 publicity photo of astrologer and radio broadcaster June Marsden came into the Library’s collection.

Improving the navigation of our collection hierarchies

A look at the research and design process undertaken by Library's DX Lab in building a better way to explore complex collection hierarchies.

Reflecting on Kamay

Capturing the contested landscape for our exhibition Eight Days in Kamay was eye-opening for a Library photographer.

What's old is new again

The Library has recently acquired a highly detailed world map, published in London in 1798.