State Library of NSW

A world leading library and centre of digital excellence, the State Library of New South Wales informs, educates, inspires and surprises online, on site and on tour.

A 10 year Digital Excellence Program will provide global access to collections including the digitisation of 52 of the most iconic, at risk and highly valued collections, generating over 12 million images. The NSW Government will contribute $32.6 million over the next four years to fast track digitisation, upgrade digital infrastructure and enhance access to collections and services.

The Library attracts scholars, students and visitors who read, converse, learn, visit exhibitions or enjoy events. Services and spaces for learning, exhibitions, events and encounters are friendly and stimulating. In 2011/12 over 890,000 people visited the Library and more than 3 million visits were made to the Library’s website.

The Library works with NSW public libraries to enrich the lives of people and communities and administers the NSW Government’s Public Library Grants and Subsidies program. This provides funding to local authorities to assist in the provision of public library services throughout NSW.

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