Open data: create with the collections

The Library would love to hear from creative digital thinkers with great and innovative ideas who can use our collections and data for imaginative digital projects

Using the Library's open data

“A piece of data or content is open if anyone is free to use, reuse and redistribute it – subject only, at most, to the requirements to attribute and/or share-alike.” (Source:

The Library is committed to providing open access to our data and collections for reuse and redistribution. On these pages we offer a selection of datasets and tools and we encourage the creative and innovative repurposing of these materials.

If there is a particular dataset you would like the Library to make available, please send your suggestions to

This service is provided as part of the NSW Government ICT Strategy’s Open Data Policy.


We encourage you to share your creations with us and the world. To do so please use hashtag #madewithslnsw on your social media channels. Any projects using State Library of NSW data should be released under a Creative Commons 4.0 (CC BY 4.0 AU) license.


For more information about using our data, please email