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Learning at the Library

Resources and programs for school and university students, teachers, families and lifelong learners.

School students and teachers

Activities, programs and excursions that help you make the best use of the Library's collections.




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Featured activities

  • Onsite excursions
  • History
  • Hands on World War I

    An awe-inspiring opportunity for students to handle authentic artefacts from World War I.

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  • Virtual Excursion
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  • History
  • History skills: Evaluating sources

    Learn how to think like a historian in this skills-focused virtual excursion.

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  • Onsite excursion
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  • Sydney Harbour Bridge – connecting people

    Explore the history of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and develop historical inquiry skills. 

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  • Onsite excursion
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  • English
  • Creative arts
  • Visual literacy in action

    Dive into the pages of picture books to uncover the secret world of visual literacy.

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    Kids and families

    Fun for story time and school holidays, including workshops, tours, events and activities you can download to enjoy at home.

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    Featured activities

    A group of children painting, reading and writing


    Join Atlas to participate in online clubs for artmaking, writing and reading, as well as special events and activities.  

    This junior membership program is FREE for all young people aged 5 to 15 years in New South Wales, and beyond!

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    Art Club

    Are you ready for an inspiring art adventure? Unleash your creativity as we explore new techniques, learn about the stories behind the art in the Library’s collections, and have fun making art together.

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    Book Lovers Club

    Meet amazing Australian authors and ask them everything you’ve ever wanted to know about life as an author. They will share stories about their books, where they find inspiration and the best parts of their job.

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    Young Writers Club

    Be inspired by the Library’s collections, build your writing skills and become part of a creative community. Young Writers Club will ignite your imagination and help you to bring your writing to life!

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    Tertiary students

    Free Library orientation, self-guided programs and tailored sessions to help with your studies.

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    Lifelong learners

    Courses, talks and workshops for people of any age and stage of learning.

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    Professional learning for teachers

    Develop your teaching knowledge and skills in workshops online, in the Library and around NSW.

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