The Mitchell Library Reading Room will be closed to the public on Monday 29 April. To access collections and services on this day, please visit the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room.

Australia Day Opening Hours

Thursday 10 January 2019

We're open every day across the Australia Day long weekend, with some changes to some services and opening hours on the public holiday, Monday 28 January.

Corsali’s ‘Southern Cross’ finds permanent home at the State Library

Thursday 6 December 2018

The Library has just acquired the earliest printed illustration and description of the Southern Cross by 16th century Italian adventurer Andrea Corsali.

You asked, we delivered – improvements to printing & scanning

Monday 15 October 2018

To achieve improved service and environmental outcomes, we've introduced changes to printing and scanning services.

Launching our new Learning Centre

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Thanks to the generosity of Mr John B Fairfax AO, we’ll be able to provide even greater learning opportunities to as many as 1.2 million school students across the state.

You asked, we delivered – keep your bags with you!

Wednesday 25 July 2018

You can now take your bag into most areas of the Library.