State Library of NSW

100 Days


Celebrating across the Library and beyond

There's a lot going on at the Library during our centenary year.

100 days countdown has happened. The exhibition is open. Visit the Library during the 100 days of this remarkable exhibition.

Our own alphabet

Our own alphabet has been revealed visit each letter and number to see more than 143 different pieces that make up this unique alphabet. Our sumptuous alphabet was created in honour of the Mitchell Library centenary. Each letter is an exquisite composite of objects from the Mitchell Library’s extensive collection of books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, paintings and relics.

Visit the library and see how we have built the alphabet letter by letter, outside the State Reference Library Reading Room. Lower Ground Floor, Macquarie Wing

Stranger than Fiction

This compact exhibition reveals a selection of just 14 of the hundreds of real and tangible objects that make up our realia collection. Ranging from the bizarre, to the unique and highly unusual, these objects speak of past lives and historic events. Macquarie Cases, Lower Ground Floor Macquarie Wing

Mr Mitchell’s Monument

Tracing the architectural history of the Mitchell Library this exhibition features reproductions of original architectural drawings, artists’ impressions and photographs. Dalgety Walkway, Mitchell Wing

ONE hundred

Mitchell Library centenary exhibition, from March 9 – June 15, 2010 Mitchell and Dixson Galleries

Centenary calendar of events

A range of programs for children, families, schools and adults to enjoy. We’re constantly updating this section, visit regularly for the most up to date list of what’s on in 2010.