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Recent media releases

2020 National Biography Award shortlist announced

Thursday 9 July 2020
Compelling biographies of Australian politicians and journalists and gripping memoirs by debut authors have been shortlisted.

A bird’s-eye view of 1M+ digital images

Wednesday 1 July 2020
A new ground-breaking experiment.

$116,000 in paid research opportunities

Monday 18 May 2020
Applications for a range of prestigious research fellowships are now open.

Millions turn to libraries to get them through

Monday 25 May 2020
Over 20,000 new members have signed up online since the lockdown. 

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.

Past media releases

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