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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 Services blog

To keep up to date visit the PLS blog

Services to NSW public library network - survey results

In 2016 the State Library conducted a survey to measure the quality of service provided to the NSW public library network.

Multicultural Collection Distributed Model

A new model for distributing the State Library's multicultural collections is coming

Unusual collections for public libraries

June 7th 2016

The content in this guest blog post was presented at Reference at the Metcalfe 25 May 2016.

#LIB1REF - Even Wikipedia needs librarians too!

February 8th 2016

A guest post by Louise Dolle

Books in other languages

Tuesday 1 March 2016

Find out about borrowing books in languages other than English.

Law Week in NSW public libraries

Tuesday 17 May 2016

Law Week is now on in NSW public libraries.

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.

Find Legal Answers

Find Legal Answers provides free access to legal information online and in NSW public libraries. This service is co-ordinated by staff of the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC).

Drug info

Find up-to-date information about alcohol and drugs in public libraries and online.  Drug Info is a joint initiative of NSW Health and the State Library of New South Wales.