Media Centre For more detailed information, images and interviews please contact: Media & Communications Recent media releases Subject Subject Show All Awards Fellowships Exhibitions Library Council Ministerial media releases Acquisitions and rare documents Recent media stories Services State Librarian Show AllAwardsFellowshipsExhibitionsLibrary CouncilMinisterial media releasesAcquisitions and rare documentsRecent media storiesServicesState Librarian Search Reset All Tragicomic bromance takes writing prize Awards Thursday, 8 June 2017 Steve Toltz’s dark comedy chronicling the misadventure of two best mates has won Australia’s only humour writing prize. 60th World Press Photo Contest winners on show Exhibitions Friday, 26 May 2017 The world’s best photojournalism from 2016 will be showcased at the State Library. Winners announced Awards Monday, 22 May 2017 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards announced, with a total of $300,000 offered across 13 prizes. Shortlist for Australia’s only humour writing prize Awards Wednesday, 10 May 2017 State Library announces shortlisted for the 2017 Russell Prize for Humour Writing. $160,000 in paid research opportunities Fellowships Monday, 8 May 2017 The State Library of NSW is calling for applications for a range of prestigious research fellowships. What lies beneath the State Library? Recent media stories Thursday 27 April 2017 New virtual window reveals what’s hidden in the stacks! 2017 shortlists announced Awards Wednesday, 26 April 2017 Works of today’s leading Australian writers have been shortlisted for the 2017 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Visitors to our historic Mitchell Reading Room soar Services Monday, 24 April 2017 The number of people visiting the State Library of NSW is at an all-time high, with the renowned Mitchell Library Reading Room recording a 100 percent increase since 2012, according to the Library’s latest occupancy report. Show more Past media releases Media Releases - 2015 Media Releases - 2014 Media Releases - 2013 Media Releases - 2012 Media kit Library Experts Are you looking for an expert to interview? Browse our expert profiles.