Support the Library

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

Sponsor a painting

For the first time in the Library’s history, over 300 works from our unique collection of portrait and landscape paintings will go on permanent public display in a dedicated picture gallery.  By sponsoring a painting  you can support the permanent display of these significant works by assisting with their conservation, presentation and interpretation. 

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.

Recognising our donors

The Foundation acknowledges the significant contributions from our benefactors

Become a Custodian Patron

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

Friends of the State Library

Friends enjoy a wealth of benefits and connect with the life of the Library.

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.