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Open Day Live

We are celebrating the transformation of the historic Mitchell Building with the launch of the new galleries with a free Open Day.

Join our amazing line-up of Author Talks from anywhere in the world as we stream live from the State Library of NSW on Saturday 6 October

11.30 am Caroline Baum, Reader in Residence

12.30 pm John Purcell, The Girl on the Page

1.30 pm Melissa Lucashenko, Too Much Lip

2.30 pm Luke Slattery, Mrs. M

Find yourself in the Library without leaving home

Share your portrait on Instagram using the hashtag #NewSelfWales and it will become part of our new interactive exhibition #NewSelfWales. Your image will appear on the walls of our Galleries alongside thousands from the State Library’s collection and from people around NSW, and ultimately become part of history as the Library captures the contemporary face of NSW in 2018

Learn more about #NewSelfWales here

Open Day Saturday 6 October, 10 am - 4 pm


Explore six free exhibitions, interactive digital experiences, and a rich program of fun activities for the whole family.

What's On

Find out all the latest exhibitions and events here.