Schools and teachers

Stories in Surprising Places

Engage with intriguing collection items and enjoy the magic of stories at the BIG Library.

Significant Australians

Develop skills of historical inquiry and communication as you research significant Australians.

Face to Face

Come face to face with the people and places telling the stories of Australia's history.

Journey of the First Fleet

Students use the 'Voyages of Discovery' online resource from the State Library of NSW website to conduct research on the journey of the First Fleet.

Making History Matter

Making History Matter. Dr Hannah Forsyth: author, historian and lecturer at the Australian Catholic University, Sydney.


Get up close to Shakespeare's folio and other treasures from the Shakespeare collection.