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Explore a treasure trove of services, collections and programs

You can enjoy access to the best the Library has to offer, whether you're visiting our magnificent spaces or exploring digitally.

Don’t know where to start? It’s easy to find the stories, programs and collections that interest you most – simply look out for the themed icons on our website that let you know whether an item is perfect for the kids, best for book lovers or designed for study-bugs. 

Dive into our vast collection, entertain curious minds with our programs, learn something new through our online tutorials or kick back with a coffee and watch an author talk.

And, as always, if you have a burning question, our librarians are on hand to point you in the right direction, as quickly as possible. 

Start your journey with the offerings below.

Talks & ideas

Catch up on literary talks hosted at the Library in our video and audio archives. Hear from award-winning authors, our friends and partners.

Learn

Find guides, tutorials and experiences for learners of all ages. Brush up on tech tips, build your business or research your new passion project.

Family

For babies to teens and everything in between, we have workshops, programs and tools that foster a love of learning and stories.

Collections & exhibitions

Discover our online collection of over four million items – from strikingly contemporary acquisitions to medieval manuscripts and ancient artefacts – including digitised books, magazines, photographs, sound recordings, theatre programs and more.

Ask a librarian

Need help finding information? Ask one of our librarians! Our expert staff can offer research guidance on just about any subject – from film composers to the longest word in the English language.