Make an annual donation

Custodian Patrons play a special role in the growth of the State Library by making an annual donation.


Custodian Patrons are a special group of supporters who make an annual donation to the Foundation. Each year, these donations support a specific project including the acquisition of new collection items, the preservation of rare artefacts, and the development of innovative public programs and exhibitions. Custodian donors have generously contributed more than $2.4 million to the Library since the program's inception.

2020 Custodian Appeal: Digital learning in the time of COVID-19


This year your Custodian donation will help us ensure that all children have access to learning resources, from anywhere, at any time.  

The past few months have been difficult for all of us. Families and children in particular are experiencing many new challenges in the current learning environment. 

The Library’s Learning Services team is working extremely hard to meet this new demand for digital learning, giving families and children the resources they need.

If you are able, we are asking for your support to raise $100,000 for vital curriculum and collection-based interactive digital learning resources. 

Interactive resources available on our website include online school holiday activities like children’s author workshops, drawing tutorials, storytime sessions, and a kids’ audio guide to the paintings collection. English, geography and history activities give primary, secondary, HSC students and their teachers a rich curriculum-based trove of learning activities that can be completed anywhere. We are currently developing kids' exhibitions guides to our newest digital exhibitions and a Department of Education endorsed learning content platform called Flipgrid. New programs and resources continue to be developed so that we can keep providing new content for students of all ages now and into the future. 

These projects have required urgent and significant resources outside the scope of our usual work and funding from the State Government.  Your donation will allow us to continue innovating to better serve our community.

Donate online 

Make a tax-deductible Custodian Patron donation using our secure online payment system. We accept online payment with Mastercard, Visa and American Express.


Donate by post or email 

You can download the Custodian Patron Donation Form by clicking here and returning it by email to or posting it to:

State Library of NSW Foundation
State Library of NSW
Macquarie Street

Cheques can be made payable to the State Library of NSW Foundation.

Donate by direct deposit 

Bank: Westpac BSB: 032 001 Account No: 206613 Account Name: State Library of NSW Foundation

Contact us 

If you would like to discuss your support with us,  please call on (02) 9273 1529 or email