Research Projects

The State Library works with NSW public libraries on a program that supports the promotion, planning and development  of research relevant to the library sector.

Regional Library Models Project

This project explores and recommends regional management models for NSW public libraries in relation to s12 of the Library Act 1939.

Building on the Bookends Scenarios

This report tracks how NSW public libraries have been travelling along the pathways developed in The Bookends Scenarios and presents a series of strategic options that libraries could implement in order be innovative, sustainable and resilient in the future.

NSW Public libraries local studies audit

This project will develop a shared local history strategy for NSW public libraries and the State Library.

Readers Advisory Services in NSW public libraries

The State Library conducted a survey to determine the current state of readers' advisory services in NSW public libraries.

Nonfiction collections in NSW public libraries

Over the last decade patterns in nonfiction development and usage have changed significantly. This project explores the varied use of nonfiction collections across NSW public libraries.