The Mitchell Library Reading Room will be closed to the public on Monday 29 April. To access collections and services on this day, please visit the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room.

About the Foundation

Supporting the Library for over 25 years.

Audience members at night in library

What is the Foundation?

Established in 1989 as the major fundraising arm of the State Library, the Foundation has contributed over $30 million from the private sector to support the important work of the Library.

The Foundation's objectives 

The Foundation aims to provide reliable and sustainable financial support to the Library to assist and further the preservation, development and improvement of the Library's collection, facilities and operations.

The Foundation aims to attract and retain the continuing interest and financial support of the community at large for the Library, through relationships with individual supporters, partners, corporate sponsors and family trusts. 

Foundation Board and Trustees

The Foundation reports to the Foundation Board and the Trustees

Giving to the Foundation

The Foundation leads a rich philanthropic program to support the extraordinary work of the Library. Find out more about the Foundation here. 

The State Library of NSW Foundation (ABN 76 343 150 267) has full charitable and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status and supports the activities of the State Library of NSW.