Support the Library

The State Library of NSW Foundation leads a rich philanthropic program to support the extraordinary work of the Library.

Give now

Your individual support is greatly needed to help us acquire, preserve and share digitally our unique collections, to host engaging exhibitions and events and to offer inspiring education programs.

Become a Custodian Patron

Join the State Library's annual giving program to support our work as a world leading library.

Make a bequest

Protect the future of one of the world’s great libraries with a planned gift.

Friends of the State Library

Friends enjoy exclusive access to the Friends Room, annual subscription to the Library’s SL magazine; discounts at events, the Library bookshop and café.

Become a volunteer at the Library

Volunteers play an important role at the Library and are appreciated for giving so generously of their time.

Partnerships and corporate sponsorships

Corporate sponsorships

Discover how you can partner with us in ways that complement your business needs.

Trusts and Foundations

We have a range of vital projects which need funding support and would love to hear from Trusts and Foundations to discuss specific goals and interests.

Our success stories

Partnership: Rio Tinto Australia - Rediscovering Indigenous Languages

A critical Indigenous language reclamation project

The acquisition of the TAL & Dai-ichi (Derby) collection

Acquisition of 745 natural history drawings created in the early colonial years - an everlasting legacy for Australia.

Partnership: News Corps Australia: World War 1 diaries

WW1 diaries and journals: a landmark project for the State Library

Foundation digital projects

Foundation collaborative partnerships have supported extensive and innovative digital story collections

The story behind the Coral Thomas Fellowship

The most recent and prestigious Fellowship supported by the Foundation

The Foundation

The Foundation

The Foundation was established by the Library Council of New South Wales in 1989 and is the principal fundraising body for the State Library of NSW.