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Popular guide to wills, estates and funerals updated

Easy-to-read guide to wills, estates and funerals updated.

When NED rode into town

Australian libraries join forces to build a national digital collection with the National edeposit – or NED for short.

New edition of Rest Assured

A new edition of the popular book Rest assured: a legal guide to wills, estates, planning ahead & funerals in NSW is now available in NSW public libraries and online.

Law service for the arts

The Arts Law Centre of Australia is a national community legal centre for the arts.

Across the curator’s desk - Bob Graham’s original artwork from 'The Wild', 1986

The Library holds countless original illustrations of some of the most well-loved and iconic Australian children’s books.

The Library Book

A fire in a library has all the makings of a real-life horror story, but our Critics' Picks review of Susan Orlean's book reminds us of why libraries are important to communities.

What were they paid?

Despite the advice that you shouldn’t discuss what you earn, this topic generates plenty of curiosity amongst our readers. 

LawAccess NSW guided pathways

Looking for help with recovering money or resolving a fencing dispute? Find information in the new guided pathways from LawAccess NSW.

What's New for Term 3?

What's new for students and teachers!

Behind the Story with Danielle Clode

Find out what surprised author Danielle Clode the most while writing her 2019 National Biography Award shortlisted book The Wasp and the Orchid.

E.M. Curr's Australian Comparative Vocabulary

Curr's Australian Comparative Vocabulary, completed in 1881, is the Library's longest known manuscript in our collection.

Betty Broadbent, the 'Tattooed Venus'

visited Sydney as a part of an American circus troupe in 1937

Portraits of language custodians and Elders

These portraits show the strength, determination and dedication of language custodians who keep ancient culture thriving. 

Dawes notebook and Patyegarang

The earliest attempt to transcribe and understand the Sydney coastal language. 

150 year-old Hale notebook returns to Australia 

Hale visited Australia from 1839 to 1840 and chronicled the work of missionary Reverend Lancelot E Threlkeld who worked with Beerabahn (Biraban) to translate the Bible into the local Awabakal language.