Portable local studies project update

This is a project by the State Library of NSW with public libraries. 

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.

2019 Biennial Conference of Oral History Australia : a report

This is a report from my participation at the 2019 Bienneial Conference of Oral History Australia highlighting information of interest to public library staff.

HSC - The Library is the place to be!

If you’re just about to start your HSC, the Library is here to help.

The 1946 Bathurst Grand Prix

On the day around 30,000 people turned up for the race which was won by A. S. Najar of Sydney 

Drug & Alcohol Info Hub - a year in review

The Drug & Alcohol Info Hub is going from strength to strength. Here's a report for the 2018-19 program.

Let us know how we can improve!

Share your ideas on how we can improve accessibility as we develop a new Disability Inclusion Access Plan.

In the dry and by the fireside

Across the state, public libraries celebrate writers past, present, and emerging.

Going green in public libraries!

War on waste, sustainable cities, and BioBlitz. Three green initiatives from NSW public libraries. 

Library manager receives prestigious fellowship

Congratulations to Philippa Stevens who has been awarded the 2019 Churchill Fellowship. 

The Trauma Cleaner

A librarian finds compassion in this Critics' Picks exploration of an extraordinary life in death, decay and disaster that was shortlisted for the 2019 National Biography Award.

Reframing a view of Sydney Harbour

Original frames are often lost or replaced over time in a more modern or fashionable style, depending on the taste of owners.

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.