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Public Library Services

The State Library's Public Library Services team provides specialist advice and support to all local councils providing public library services to the people of NSW.

Find a public library in NSW

List of all the public libraries in NSW and where to find them.

About Public Library Services

The State Library's Public Library Services team provides specialist advice and support to all local councils providing public library services to the people of NSW.

Public Library News

Public Library News includes stories and articles from the public library network and the State Library of NSW

Public Library Services blog

To keep up to date visit the PLS blog

Books in other languages

Find out about borrowing books in languages other than English.

Wikipedia needs librarians too

Wikipedia celebrated its 15th birthday on January 15, with a week long global campaign targetting peers in the library, research and cultural sectors
They called it #1Lib1Ref, and the goal was for every librarian in the world to add one reference to any Wikipedia article.

The romance of maps

Maitland City Library has digitised over 150 maps from its collection, dating from 1841 through to 1973.

Popular services

Bulk loans service

The State Library has collections in community languages, and English large print and audiobooks, available for bulk loan.These are loaned free of charge to the people of NSW through the public library network.

Public library statistics

The State Library collects comprehensive statistics from councils annually about their library services

Multicultural services for public libraries

A guide to multicultural services available through the State Library for NSW public libraries

NSW.net

NSW.net helps libraries and councils with faster, easier and more cost effective access for their communities to the digital world.