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Recent media releases

New rooftop bar launching on State Library’s iconic Mitchell Building

Wednesday 15 December 2021
The Library Bar offers unique views of the Harbour and Sydney skyline.

Entries are now open for the National Biography Award

Wednesday 8 December 2021
Australia’s richest prize for biographical writing and memoir with a total of $42,000 awarded across two prize categories.

Help us solve the mystery of the disappearing magician

Tuesday 19 October 2021
Uncover the secrets of one of the earliest and most comprehensive magic collections in Australia.

The Library launches a major rare maps exhibition

Friday 12 November 2021
The Tasman Map, one of the State Library’s most irreplaceable objects, underwent a 380-hour operation to look as good as it did over 300 years ago for its first public outing in 10 years.

2022 State Library fellowships announced

Friday 15 October 2021

Eight prestigious research fellowships, totalling $216,000, have just been awarded.

The Library launches its first children’s book

Thursday 14 October 2021

The Library has teamed up with children’s author Libby Hathorn to create The Best Cat, the Est Cat.

Winners announced for NSW Premier’s History Awards

Friday 3 September 2021

The 2021 NSW Premier’s History Awards, offering $75,000 in prize money, were announced online tonight by the State Library.

“Vivid and complex” portrait wins nation’s richest prize for life writing

Thursday 26 August 2021

Truganini: Journey through the apocalypse by Cassandra Pybus has won this year’s $25,000 National Biography Award.

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