Christmas & New Year opening hours

Monday
Monday 2 December 2019

We're open every day except Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December. Normal hours and services will resume on Thursday 2 January.

Entries now open for the Library's $20,000 short film competition

Thursday
Thursday 21 November 2019

Shortstacks is open to established, emerging and first-time filmmakers of all ages – a total of $20,000 on offer across two categories.

Library secures ‘holy grail’ of Australiana

Wednesday
Wednesday 20 November 2019

An extraordinarily rare 17th century Spanish document – considered amongst the most valuable of all printed Australiana – has just been acquired by the Library and is now on public display.

Australian first: chat-bot that gets kids reading

Friday
Friday 8 November 2019

Scout is a fun, interactive robot that uses a conversational interface which helps children quickly discover books matched to their interests and general reading ability

2020 State Library of NSW fellowships announced

Friday
Friday 25 October 2019

Eight prestigious research fellowships totalling $216,000 have just been awarded by the State Library of NSW.