From the Sydney Morning Herald:
Millionaire industrialist Michael Crouch said the library’s Mitchell Wing reading room had been a good place to study even though his endeavours did not produce stellar results.
“I studied here for two years,” he said. “I failed every exam.”
Crouch, the founder of Zip Industries, is one of the major donors who have contributed $15 million towards the creation of new galleries and a learning centre to be named after John B. Fairfax.
The State Library holds more than 6 million items, valued at $3.15 billion, including 100,000 paintings, 1.5 million photographs, 13 kilometres of manuscripts, 2.5 million books and more than 24,000 maps.
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