Play with our collections

State Library likes to show you the variety of our collections in new and unusual ways.


Enjoy seeing what people are looking at through the catalogue One Search in real time.  You can even do your own searches in the catalogue and see them miraculously appear in Unstacked! 

Photo Roulette

Photo Roulette is a fun guessing game where you try to guess the date of an image from our collection.  “Date” has had many interpretations in cataloguing rules over the decades.  It could mean “creation date” the date the record was created; it could mean “digitisation date” the date the image was digitised and then there’s date in the title “circa 1901” where the cataloguer, with very little information to hand, has tried to estimate when the photo was taken.