eresource update: Frontier Life

Frontier Life is a fascinating insight into the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in the early colonies of Australia, North America, Africa or New Zealand.

Cats-paws and felonry in colonial New South Wales

A recent acquisition by the Library provides a fascinating insight into the feuds and grudges of colonial New South Wales.

A women's organisation

The Library has received a donation which honours the role of women in the Australian Red Cross, and their leadership in Australian society in the early 20th Century.

The Apology: 10 year anniversary

It's been 10 years since former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd apologised to the Stolen Generations. See photographer, Wendy McDougall's photos  of the day.

The Post

If you enjoyed the movie, why not check out the story as it broke in the Washington Post and New York Times?

New drug and alcohol display

Introducing the interactive drug and alcohol info display program, now on tour across NSW

Indigenous Services Unconference 2018

Public libraries from across NSW came together for a day of exchanging ideas around making libraries more welcoming and inclusive of Indigenous peoples.

Australian Packet Ships: Emigration to New South Wales – Conditional nearly-free passage (1839)

The Library recently acquired a broadsheet advertisement published in London in 1839.

Resources for PDHPE

A range of free resources are available for students and teachers of PDHPE.

Back to school - teacher's guide

A new year and a new class – don’t panic - we’ve got you covered! Here’s a quick guide to just what the State Library can offer a busy teacher.

Images of Survival Day

New to the collection is this series of photographs by Jamie James, capturing some of the various Sydney Survival Day gatherings.

Videos from NSW Fair Trading

Find videos about consumer issues from NSW Fair Trading

Where to live: A.B.C. Guide to Sydney & Suburbs

A recently digitised book in the Library’s collections offers are rich resource for information about Sydney’s diverse suburbs and their characteristics from 100 years ago. 

Family Drug Support online

A new interactive online resource designed specifically to support families struggling to deal with drug and alcohol problems.

Family fun at the BIG Library

We’re excited to launch a NEW family program in 2018. Come and join us on the last Sunday of the month - beginning in February!