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Services - Public libraries

Public Library Services offers an array of  useful services and tools for NSW public libraries.

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

Multicultural services

The State Library provides multicultural advisory services to NSW public libraries. Other services include Large Print, Talking Book and Multicultural bulk loans. We also provide online resources and newspapers in community languages to NSW residents and visitors to the State Library.

Email lists

Email forums to facilitate peer to peer networking within the New South Wales public library network

Information for Working Groups

Children's services

Children make up a large part of library clientele, and are the future adult clients and supporters of our library services.

Youth services

Public Library Services provides state-wide consultancy and advice on library services for young people.

Home library services

Home Library Services are a key aspect of free library services outlined in the Library Act 1939. 

Older people's services

Retirees and older people are increasingly important clients for public libraries.

Wikis and blogs

The public library working groups share information through wikis, blogs and other social media. This keeps you informed about what other libraries are doing and you can share your skills and expertise.