• Luminous World: Contemporary Art from the Wesfarmers Collection 10 April - 29 June written in white stars on a black ground

    Luminous World: Contemporary Art from the Wesfarmers Collection 10 April–29 June

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    From Phar Lap to the Sydney Harbour Bridge: explore the historic Fairfax glass plate images. Find out more and see the collection.

  • newsprint image with text overlay celebrating 10 million pages

    There are 10 million digitised newspaper pages now available through Trove. More information.

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    Love music? Check out Forte, our iPad app where you can explore our vast collection of digitised sheet music. More information


The Library has several galleries. Find out more information about our current exhibitions.


Each week the Library holds special events, talks, presentations and work-shops open to the public.


The Library offers a range of learning and education programs for students, teachers and readers.

National leadership

We support the Australian library community through our collaborative programs, including Libraries Australia, Trove, the Newspaper Digitisation Program, and PANDORA, Australia’s web archive.

Online Bookshop

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Mapping our World

Missed Mapping our World? Purchase the beautiful catalogue of our recent exhibition, featuring over 100 maps.