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Top gifts for the library lover in your life

Looking for something unique to give your library loving friends and family this Christmas? 

Forget the long queues and endless ‚Äėto do‚Äô lists.¬†We‚Äôve¬†got¬†some easy gift ideas to get you through the silly season,¬†and you won‚Äôt even need to leave the house!¬†


A gift for a year  

For that bookish friend or family member, get a 12-month subscription to our new-look magazine Openbook. It includes a great mix of author profiles, features articles, new work by established and emerging writers, book reviews, and more. Gift subscriptions come with a festive note.  

Please note: 4 pm, Monday 21 December is the cut off for gift subscriptions to arrive in time for Christmas. 

Order a gift subscription

A gift of beauty 

Brighten up someone’s day by brightening up their walls with a fine art print from the Library Shop. Browse bestselling images or find your own favourite from our collection of paintings, photographs and maps. 

Order before 5 pm Friday 18 December for delivery by Christmas.

Shop archival prints

 Friends brochureA gift for Friends 

Friends of the Library enjoy a wealth of benefits, with special access to the Library's extraordinary collection through member events, exhibitions and publications. 

Give a gift membership

A handy gift  

Our quirky tote bags are sure to make any book lover smile. These sturdy canvas bags are perfect for daily errands, grocery runs and of course trips to the library.  

Order before 5 pm Friday 18 December for delivery by Christmas.

Browse the selection

Polka Luka jewellery

A handmade gift 

Make a statement with our distinctive range of necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Australian designed, this bold and elegantly crafted jewellery is available in the Library Shop. 

Order before 5 pm Friday 18 December for delivery by Christmas.

See what’s available

A gift of pride  

To celebrate the launch of our new exhibition Coming out in the 70s, we’ve released a special series of pride badges, postcards and lens cleaners based on the historic artwork of those first trailblazers.  

Order before 5 pm Friday 18 December for delivery by Christmas.

Shop here

Explore the exhibition online

 A gift of time 

Find some of our best-loved images printed on clocks, iPhone and laptop cases, cushions, cups and more on our Redbubble store. 

Shop online

A gift of giving  

Give children access to historic materials through innovative education programs. Sponsor an exhibition that breaks new ground. Support scholarship that deepens knowledge of the Library collections. Help us acquire new treasures, or conserve old ones. A gift to the State Library helps us to build, protect and share your heritage in many ways. 

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