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Eight days in Kamay

Wednesday 20 May 2020
New online exhibition revisits Cook’s eight days in Kamay

Add your entry to the great pandemic diary of 2020

Monday 4 May 2020
The State Library wants to capture the thoughts and feelings of the State via a new diary sharing platform launched TODAY.

Winners announced for 2020 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

Sunday 26 April 2020
A total of $295,000 awarded across 12 prize categories. 

Turn your ‘iso’ moments into history

Thursday 9 April 2020
The State Library wants your self-isolation images to become part of the historic record.

Shortlists announced for 2020 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

Friday 20 March 2020
Contemporary works by leading and emerging Australian writers have been shortlisted for the 2020 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, the State Library of NSW announced today.

Public libraries report spike in demand

Tuesday 17 March 2020
NSW residents are reading more and more books in languages other than English than ever before with the State Library of NSW reporting a 20% increase in requests from public libraries for multicultural material just in the last 12 months.

Entries open for $40,000 award for female scriptwriters

Friday 6 March 2020
Nominations opened for the 2020 Mona Brand Award for Women Stage and Screen Writers.

State Library creates a new space for Aboriginal communities

Thursday 20 February 2020
In an Australian first, the State Library of NSW launched a new digital space for Aboriginal communities to connect with their histories and cultures.

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