Enjoy the best of what the Library has to offer by joining our online community and signing up for a Library card, or becoming a Friend.

Get a Library Card

With a Library card, you can request books and other collection material to use in the Library, and access an extensive range of eresources such as online journals, newspapers, magazines and ebooks.

If you are a NSW resident, you can use the eresources remotely—anywhere, anytime. 

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Already a member of your public library? Register using your NSW public library card for instant access to the Library’s eresources.

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Become a Friend

Be part of a vibrant membership community engaging meaningfully with the activities of the Library.

Friends of the Library enjoy a wealth of benefits and special access to our renowned collections through member events, exhibitions and publications.

You can choose a membership that suits you.

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Other ways to become involved

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Digital volunteering

Help make our collections more accessible by participating in one of our digital projects.

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Become a volunteer

Share your valuable time by bringing your rich experience, enthusiasm, and knowledge.

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