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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.

2018-19 AppealState Librarian John Vallance reading in the Children's Library

Last year we asked our Custodian donors to support the establishment of a special Children’s Library in the Macquarie Street building, offering direct access to the best works for children and young adults written and published in Australia, with a representative sample of classic works from beyond our shores. The new Children’s Library opened on 12 October 2019. 


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


By post

You can download the Custodian Patron Donation Form by clicking here and returning it to us with your details.