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State Librarian John Vallance reading in the Children's Library

Tuesday 8 October 2019

A new Children’s Library, the first space devoted entirely to young readers and families at the State Library of NSW, will open to the public on Saturday 12 October as part of a free Open Day.

entries open for premier's literary awards 2020

Friday 30 August 2019

The total prize pool of up to $305,000 will be presented to the winners at an awards ceremony at the State Library on 27 April 2020.

Winners of the 2019 NSW Premier's History Awards

Friday 31 August 2019

$75,000 in prize money awarded at the State Library as part of the official launch of NSW History Week.


Wednesday 14 August 2019

Australia’s national, state and territory libraries have come together in a world-first collaboration to build a national digital collection, with the new National edeposit service (NED) launching this Friday 16 August.

Behrouz Boochani

Monday 12 August 2019

Behrouz Boochani’s powerful story of detention on Manus Island has won this year’s $25,000 National Biography Award, the nation’s richest prize for biographical writing. 

Stack of books.

Wednesday 31 July 2019

The State Library of NSW has today announced the shortlists for the 2019 NSW Premier’s History Awards.


Friday 12 July 2019 

To mark UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages, the State Library of NSW is staging a major exhibition to celebrate the strength, diversity and richness of Aboriginal languages in NSW, opening on Saturday 13 July.

Shellharbour public library

Friday 28 June 2019

Public libraries across NSW are set to benefit from a record boost in funding, with the NSW Government delivering $36.5 million in 2019/20.



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