Between 10 pm Saturday, 11 July and 1 am Sunday, 12 July (AEST) access to the Manuscripts, Oral History and Pictures catalogue and the viewing of digitised items will be temporarily unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience.


The Library's reading rooms are open. Before you visit, please read Visiting the Library. 

2020 National Biography Award shortlist

Friday 10 July 2020

The State Library announced the 2020 National Biography Award shortlist at an online event last night.

State Library celebrates with Fairfield City

Friday 10 July 2020

State Librarian John Vallance joined Fairfield City Open Libraries today for the opening their new Technology Hub at Bonnyrigg Library and the revamped Children’s Space at Whitlam Library.

The Library will open every day

Thursday 9 July 2020

The Library will go back to opening every day from Monday 13 July. Plus, you will no longer need to book online before you visit.   

$6m boost for NSW public library infrastructure

Wednesday 24 June 2020

Public libraries across the State are set to receive $6 million in funding as part of the new Public Library Infrastructure Grant program.

Reading room services returning to normal

Friday 19 June 2020

From 10 am on Monday 22 June, both levels of the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room will reopen to the public.