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Call for nominations: NSW 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.

2019 NSW Premier’s History Awards winners announced

Friday 31 August 2019

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

Australian libraries join forces to build national digital collection

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.

‘Impassioned letter’ from Manus Island wins 2019 National Biography Award

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. 

Shortlists announced for 2019 NSW Premier’s History Awards

Wednesday 31 July 2019

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

Living Language celebrated in landmark exhibition

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.

Record $36.5M State funding to benefit public libraries

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.


2019 National Biography Award shortlist announced

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Powerful memoirs by debut authors and compelling personal stories of women have been shortlisted for the 2019 National Biography Award. 

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