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Top gifts for the library lover in your life

Looking for something unique to give your library loving friends and family this Christmas? 


Forget the long queues and endless ‘to do’ lists. We’ve got some easy gift ideas to get you through the silly season.


Openbook Summer 2021/22

A gift for a year  

For that bookish friend or family member, get a 12-month subscription to our new-look magazine Openbook. It includes a great mix of author profiles, features articles, new work by established and emerging writers, book reviews, and more. Gift subscriptions come with a festive note.  

Order a gift subscription

A gift of beauty 

Brighten up someone’s day by brightening up their walls with a fine art print from the Library Shop. Browse bestselling images or find your own favourite from our collection of paintings, photographs and maps. 

Shop archival prints

  Friends brochure A gift for Friends 

Friends of the Library enjoy a wealth of benefits, with special access to the Library's extraordinary collection through member events, exhibitions and publications. 

Give a gift membership

Materials in the Creative Kids box

A gift for kids 

The Library Box comes with colourful activities to get children drawing, playing, reading, crafting, cooking and writing. Order one for free using your Creative Kids voucher until 31 December.

Order now

Polka Luka jewellery

A handmade gift 

Make a statement with our distinctive range of necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Australian designed, this bold and elegantly crafted jewellery is available in the Library Shop. 

See what’s available

The Best Cat book cover

A magical gift 

We’ve teamed up with award-winning author Libby Hathorn and illustrator Rosie Handley to create our first ever children's picture book The Best Cat, the Est Cat. Order from the Library Shop to receive a signed copy.

Buy a signed copy


  A handy gift

Our quirky tote bags are sure to make any book lover smile. These sturdy canvas bags are perfect for daily errands, grocery runs and of course trips to the library.  

Browse the selection


A gift of giving  

Give children access to historic materials through innovative education programs. Sponsor an exhibition that breaks new ground. Support scholarship that deepens knowledge of the Library collections. Help us acquire new treasures, or conserve old ones. A gift to the State Library helps us to build, protect and share your heritage in many ways. 

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