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Ben’s summer was spent reading his way through three volumes of Proust – in French! Find out what keeps him coming back to the Library.
We have a brand-new Children’s Library full of beautiful books to share with you!
A contributor to the Library’s Living Language exhibition reflects on Indigenous resistance, survival, and the New England linguicide.
We need your help! We’re collecting posters, flyers and mail-outs created in response to the bushfires in NSW.
The Library recently acquired a fascinating album of 99 photographs taken on the maiden cruise of SMS Bismarck from 1879–80.
Piranesi was an Italian printmaker known for his detailed technical drawings, architectural studies of Rome and imaginary buildings.
Using our online transcription tool, anyone can now contribute to transcribing the valuable Hassall Family Papers.
Nicolas Thomas Baudin (1754–1803) was a cartographic surveyor and naturalist who led a French expedition to the southern parts of the Eastern Hemisphere between 1800–04.
View amazing photos from the 100-mile motor race which attracted a crowd of around 30,000 people.
Join us for a full day of family fun at the State Library on Sunday 23 February 2020, 10.00 to 3pm
Robert Tickner will discuss his new memoir Ten Doors Down: the story of a federal minister’s remarkable reunion with his birth parents.
Ludwig van Beethoven was born on 17 December 1770. In 2020, the 250th anniversary of his birth, come and celebrate the great composer with the Australian String Quartet, in this special concert experience at the State Library of NSW.
Family history librarians will show you how to get started and where to look for the key documents to start your journey.
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