Research & study

Family History

There are many books and online resources available to assist you with researching your family history. Read our research guide, or talk to our Library staff who can give you guidance on the best internet links available, including This external link will open in a new window


The Library holds a special HSC Collection including study guides, criticisms, and prescribed texts to support your road to the HSC. Each year we hold a lecture series and late night study sessions and provide a quiet place to study in the lead up to your exams.

The State Library of NSW has start out and in-depth resources for your HSC year. You'll find information and featured content for each of your subjects; help online and onsite; resources you can use at home, and research guides that bring together resources relevant to particular subjects.

Law Resources

The Library provides access to answers on a diverse variety of subjects including family law, neighbourhood disputes, crime, health and ageing, the courts, housing and environment.

The Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC) is a specialist information service of the State Library of NSW. It provides access to high quality information about the law for all members of the community in NSW via the Find Legal Answers website, public libraries and by working in partnership with key legal sector agencies.

Online Databases

Access a world of information and recreation through our online databases available free of charge to Library members. There is a database to suit all your needs and available for use in the library and most from home.


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