The Library is open over the October long weekend, with reduced hours on Monday 2 October 2023. View the long weekend opening hours here.

Welcome to our team!

Congratulations on your offer of employment at the Library.  We look forward to you commencing your career with us.

Woman removing mould from silk banner

Conservator Lang Ngo removing mould from a 1910s silk trade union banner.

Kick start your journey at the Library by reading our New Starter Induction Guide: Starting Your Journey (PDF).  

Your induction is a great opportunity to set yourself up for future success at the State Library. As every role is different, we encourage you to seek out what is most relevant to you and to shape your unique induction journey.

Our aim is to ensure you get off on the right foot and have all the support you need. This New Starter Induction Guide will support you during your induction and is filled with useful resources for your first six months.

In addition to the guide we invite you to read the following information to assist with your onboarding into your new role.

Before commencing or on your first day

Please read through the following policies as they will provide you with important information on Public Sector employment and the operations of the Library.

Public sector values

Code of ethics and conduct (PDF 1.8 MB) Standards by which State Library staff are expected to conduct themselves at all times

Workplace culture and diversity

on the NSW  Government Public Service Commission website

Information regarding ethical conduct, workplace culture and diversity

Your working conditions

Employment Portal

on the NSW  Government Public Service Commission website

An all-inclusive guide to NSW Government Sector Employment

Public Service Industrial Relations Guide

on the NSW Government Industrial Relations website

Information outlining the employment conditions tht apply to all NSW Public Sector employees

Flexible Working Hours Agreement (PDF)

on the NSW Government Trade and Investment website

The application of flex time for ongoing and temporary staff who work in excess of their agreed working time
Respectful, Inclusive and Fair Workplace policy (PDF) The Library's commitment and guidance to staff on the provision of a positive and diverse workplace underpinned by respect for each other
Work Health and Safety Policy (PDF) Important information to ensure the health and safety or our employees and visitors to the Library
Child Protection Policies and Procedures (PDF) Applicable to staff working in designated Child Related positions and client-facing staff in the Reading Rooms

A full list of the Library's policies can be found at our Legislation and policies page.