The Library is open over the October long weekend, with reduced hours on Monday 2 October 2023. View the long weekend opening hours here.


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School students & teachers

Classroom ready, curriculum-linked learning programs and resources promoting engagement, creativity and intellectual growth.




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Featured activities

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Virtual excursions
HSC Help
HSC Help

Join us for a series of FREE help sessions for HSC students in the lead up to exams.

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Onsite excursion
For all time: Investigating Shakespeare’s legacy

Celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio with an exhibition tour and workshop activity.

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Onsite excursion
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
Visual literacy in action

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

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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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Explore more learning opportunities

Work and employment
Tertiary student groups

Free research orientation, self-guided programs, and tailored sessions for coursework or research degree help.

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Lifelong learners

An exciting range of courses, talks and workshops for people of any age and stage of learning. 

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Professional learning

Develop your knowledge and skills with our teacher professional learning programs. Workshops are available online, onsite and around NSW.