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.

COVID-19 information for NSW public libraries

Information to assist with reopening from 1 June 2020

Popular content

NSW public libraries - the COVID-19 response

Report of a survey into how library services adapted to a pandemic

People Places

A guide for planning public library buildings.

Find a public library in NSW

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

Public library statistics

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

Tech Savvy Seniors

Information about Tech Savvy Seniors for NSW public libraries

Social media campaigns

Find social media campaigns to promote your library

Public Library Services eNews

Keep in touch with what's happening in Public Library Services.

In the Libraries enewsletter

Keep in touch with what's happening in NSW public libraries through our In the Libraries enewsletter.


Libraries take programs online during COVID-19

Monday 7 September 2020

Findings from a survey of NSW public libraries released

Law Week goes digital in 2020

Thursday 7 May 2020

Get involved online in Law Week 2020.

Staying connected

Thursday 16 April 2020

Stay connected with our virtual drop-in sessions for NSW public library staff.

COVID-19 in-language resources

Monday 6 April 2020

NSW public library portable local studies project update

This public libraries project is progressing well.

Services for public libraries

Drug Info for public libraries

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.

Find Legal Answers for public libraries

Find Legal Answers provides free access to legal information online and in NSW public libraries. 

Multicultural services for public libraries

The State Library Public Library Services branch provides a range of services and resources to assist public libraries with multicultural services to their culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. helps libraries and councils with faster, easier and more cost effective access for their communities to the digital world.