There are currently intermittent issues with the display of images on the old catalogue and Library website. We are working to resolve the issue and apologise for any inconvenience. Please search the new catalogue. 


The Ask a Librarian Service will be unavailable on Monday 27 March between 8am and 10am. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Volunteering at the State Library

Volunteers are vital ambassadors for the Library, displaying enormous passion for our collection and dedication to their work.

Digital volunteering tasks  Available 

Delve deeper into the wonders of our collections and start volunteering online today. Find out more about Digital  Volunteering. 

Front-of-house tasks Currently closed for applications

Front-of-house tasks are preformed onsite and include delivering tours, welcoming visitors and assisting with events and programs.

Behind-the-scenes tasks Currently closed for applications

Behind-the-scenes tasks are preformed onsite and include data entry, sorting collection material and providing basic administrative support.  

Prerequisites for all tasks

  • An interest in the commitment and principles of the State Library of NSW
  • An ability to relate to a wide range of people
  • An ability to perform an identified role or roles
  • Email address essential  

Contact us

Our team is currently at capacity.  You may email an expression of interest or any questions to Expressions of interest will be kept for 12 months from the date of receipt.