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Lifelong learners

Discover an exciting range of courses, talks and workshops designed for learners of any age and stage of learning.

What's On for Lifelong Learners

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Discover the breadth and depth of the State Library’s rare book collection.

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In this session librarians will introduce you to the State Library’s diverse family history collections.

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Explore the early days of industrial Sydney.

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This hands-on workshop will help you get the most out of EBSCO and Gale databases.


Join us for a librarian-led exploration of the natural world through the pages of the Library’s rare book collection.


Know the basics and ready to take your research further?


Join Bethany Macdonald, author, illustrator and artist, for a hands-on workshop exploring the art of illustrating picture books.

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Have you ever wondered what goes on in the backrooms and stacks of the State Library?