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Collection buzz

You say you want a referendum

Andrew Trigg explores the Library's referenda-related ephemera.

All the Will in the world

The 1623 volume, Mr William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories & Tragedies, aka the ‘First Folio’, is 400 years old this year. Why is it so special?

Stars in the stacks

A rare books specialist finds that the Library holds surprises beyond the natural history books and Australiana for which its collection is renowned.

Ethel Turner gets personal

A new acquisition reveals the personal and professional lives of one of Australia’s best-known authors.

When Sydney came to town

Architect Nino Sydney gave his adopted city high-end design at an affordable price.