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Off the Shelf

Off the Shelf

Virtually explore the many intriguing, perplexing and playful volumes waiting to be read in your State Library. 

Saturday 2 November 2019 to Tuesday 7 April 2020
Admission: Free


Off the Shelf

All books published in NSW, and many from beyond, live in your State Library — millions of them in a maze of shelves underground. A digital experience in the galleries, Off the Shelf encourages the reader to virtually browse the Library’s book collection and uncover the many intriguing, perplexing and playful volumes waiting to be read. From bodice rippers to banksia trees, cats to catafalques, turnips to teleology — whatever you’re into, we’ve got a book for it. 

Brought to you by the State Library's DX Lab.



The Library’s digitised collections showcased by Google’s Cultural Institute

In 2015 the Library began sharing some of its digitised collections on Google’s Cultural Institute. 

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