Australia Day opening hours

Tuesday 19 January 2021

We're open Tuesday 26 January 2021, with some changes to services and opening hours.

New Map Rooms coming soon

Thursday 7 January 2021

Despite the challenges of Covid, the Library has continued its quest to bring more of its collections into public view with the opening of the new Map Rooms next month.

New exhibition showcases defining images of 2020

Wednesday 6 January 2021

From catastrophic weather events to a global pandemic and Black Lives Matters protests – the defining images of 2020 captured by Sydney Morning Herald photographers will go on public display for the first time at the Library from Saturday 16 January.

Face masks now mandatory

Saturday 2 January 2021

From Sunday 3 January, Library readers, visitors and staff will be required to wear a face mask.

NSW Government announces $12.3M funding for State Library

Thursday 19 November 2020

With funding support of $12.3M from the NSW Government, the State Library is on track to become fully accessible to the public for the first time.