Between 10 pm Saturday, 11 July and 1 am Sunday, 12 July (AEST) access to the Manuscripts, Oral History and Pictures catalogue and the viewing of digitised items will be temporarily unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience.


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

Nominations open: NSW Premier’s History Awards

Wednesday 19 February 2020

The State Library today announced the opening of nominations for the NSW Premier’s History Awards 2020.

Winner of our Bushfire Fundraising Auction

Friday 24 January 2020

Congratulations to Jennifer of Sydney who was the highest bidder in our fundraising auction for WIRES Wildlife Rescue.

Australia Day Opening Hours

Wednesday 15 January 2020

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 27 January.

Bushfire Fundraising Auction

Friday 10 January 2020

Our heart goes out to the many people and animals affected by the bushfires.

Entries now open for the 2020 National Biography Award

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Entries are now open for the 2020 National Biography Award – Australia's richest prize for biography and memoir writing.