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Important update: Library events and opening hours

Wednesday 19 January 2022

The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the State Library remains our top priority.   

Australia Day opening hours

Monday 17 January 2022

We're open Wednesday 26 January 2022, with some changes to services and opening hours.

Entries open for the National Biography Awards

Wednesday 8 December 2021

Australia’s richest prize for biographical writing and memoir with a total of $42,000 awarded across two prize categories.

Collecting the 2021 NSW local government election

Wednesday 1 December 2021

The Library collects items that help record the history of every NSW election for researchers of the future.