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Reference and collection management

Information on reference, information services, local studies and collections for NSW public libraries.

Collection management

The State Library provides state-wide consultancy and advice on collection management to library staff and local government.


A public library has a role as an unbiased source of information and ideas with free and equitable access for the community.

Reference & information services

Reference and information services are key to the services provided to the community. The State Library can provide advice on reference and information services to library staff and local government.

Local studies

Local studies is a key public library service, an opportunity to provide access to resources unique to your local community.

RFID in NSW Public Libraries

A business case framework for RFID in NSW public libraries was commissioned by the State Library of NSW on behalf of the NSW Public Library Network Research Committee.