Treasures of the State Library

The History of a Tasmanian Cultural Icon

The State Library of Tasmania is a valued and significant cultural institution that documents and preserves the rich history and heritage of Lutruwita/Tasmania for all Tasmanians. The State Library of Tasmania houses the State’s most comprehensive collection of Tasmanian printed and digital publications and content, including newspapers, music recordings, prints, maps, and pamphlets. New items which hold historical and cultural significance are added into the collection each year, ensuring that the rich stories, cultures, and diversity of Tasmania are captured for future generations.

Treasures of the State Library: the History of a Tasmanian Cultural Icon is an exhibition celebrating the State Library of Tasmania, its history, and the many wonderful treasures held within the collection.  The exhibition consists of information decal panels and architectural plans, along with treasured and rare heritage objects, furniture, and publications.  The exhibition tells the story of the State Library of Tasmania as a cultural institution, and the buildings and spaces that it has inhabited since its foundation in 1943.  We hope that people come away from this exhibition with a sense of wonderment at the treasures contained within the State Library of Tasmania collection, as well as an understanding of the importance of the State Library as a Tasmanian cultural icon. 

See a selection of images from the exhibition on the online Flickr album.

Photograph - Side view of the enquiry counter for the Reference Library (1962)

Free exhibition

Now showing

State Library of Tasmania and Tasmanian Archives Treasures Gallery

Treasures Gallery
State Library and Archive Building
Level 2, 91 Murray St
Hobart, Tasmania 7000

Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am to 2:00 pm.
Closed Sunday and public holidays.