Top summer reads for kids

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

Top summer reads 

Hand-picked and critically acclaimed books to grab your attention this summer.

Top gifts for the library lover in your life

🎁 Find something unique to give your library loving friends and family this Christmas.

Five for five book reviews

Five keen Library readers review five new release books.

A year like no other through photographs

Photographers have been busy documenting these unprecedented times — here’s a sample of what they’ve captured.

Little bits of nonsense

Explore a whimsical vision of Sydney with this newly acquired rare map.

Saving all that glitters

While busily preparing for the Library’s new exhibition Coming Out in the 70s conservators were confronted with a rather unusual dilemma.

Researching Australian & Pacific History: the Australian Joint Copying Project

The Library has launched the AJCP Research Guide to help researchers access perhaps the most significant collection of primary source material documenting the history of colonial Australia.

A permanent place to study

Students talk about this year’s extra challenging HSC year, and how the Library was there to help.

6 ways you can get involved this NAIDOC Week

The Library is celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture with a series of events, exhibitions and activities for NAIDOC Week 2020.

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.