Our opening hours are reduced on the Australia Day public holiday, Monday 27 January. More information ›


Due to essential maintenance, access to some online services including eresources and the viewing of digitised items will be temporarily unavailable between 8 pm and 10 pm AEDT on Tuesday, 28 January 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Create your own profile on our website and become part of our online community

Simple, painless registration process!

With a user profile, you will be able to comment on stories, blogs and exhibitions.

You’ll be able to subscribe to newsletters, blogs and RSS feeds and manage them in one place.

We’ll be adding more features soon.


Get a Library card

A Library card allows you to request books and other collection material, access eresources or book a study room.

You can also use the eresources remotely—anywhere, anytime—but you need to be a NSW resident.

If you are a member of a participating New South Wales public library, you can register your public library card for eresources.


Become a Friend

Friends of the State Library

Friends of the State Library enjoy a wealth of benefits and connect with the life of the Library.

Other ways to become involved

Become a volunteer at the Library

Volunteers play an important role at the Library and are appreciated for giving so generously of their time.

How you can make a difference

Give to the Library

The Foundation leads a rich philanthropic program to support the extraordinary work of the Library.