The Library's reading rooms are open. Before you visit, please read Visiting the Library. 

Keeping readers safe when visiting the Library

Sunday 31 May 2020

We can't wait to reopen our reading rooms. Here's what we're doing for the health and safety of our staff, readers and visitors.

Millions turn to libraries to get them through

Monday 25 May 2020

Millions of people have turned to libraries to get them through the current health crisis, with over 20,000 new members signing up online since the lockdown. 

State Library reopening 1 June

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Exciting of the State Library of NSW will reopen to the public on Monday 1 June.

The Diary Files go live

Tuesday 5 May 2020

The Library has a long tradition of collecting diaries — from First World War soldiers to famous literary figures like Miles Franklin. Now we want your diary entries to become part of the collection.

NSW Premier’s Literary Awards announced

Sunday 26 April 2020

A total of $295,000 awarded across 12 prize categories.