"There is no cure for curiosity"
Dorothy Parker

Carry the curiosities of the State Library of NSW in your pocket with Curio, your interactive guide through the Library's amazing collections and historic Mitchell building.

Our location awareness system streams interesting facts, surprising stories and multimedia directly to you as you roam the galleries and Mitchell building.

Play back your visit on the saved tours website. You'll also be able to view collection objects and architectural features you may have missed.

More features to Cure your Curiosity

· Learn about the fascinating objects and artworks within the Library's galleries, including the new Amaze gallery.
· Delve into the rich history of the Mitchell building with stories about its founders, builders and benefactors.
· Scroll the list of objects displayed according to your immediate location
· Zoom into high-resolution images
· View interesting snippets about each object
· Listen to interviews with Library curators, historians and researchers
· Rate the objects onsite
· Save your onsite tour and view it on the Curio web site

What’s New

Version 2.3.1

Better asset handling and networking.
Minor graphics updates.

Ratings and Reviews

Peterjohnstanley ,

Awesome app!

This is a great application. It has been very helpful & informative!

PepeSydney ,

Innovative cultural experience

Beyond an audio tour and souvenir booklet. Really opens up a whole new world behind these precious items of Australian history.

Ziptag ,

Back to the library!

Simple to use. Great information and beautiful photos. Can't wait to get to the library and try the location system on site.


State Library of New South Wales
9.9 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© State Library of New South Wales


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