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Newsflash:

Our opening hours are reduced on the Australia Day public holiday, Monday 27 January. More information ›

Newsflash:

Due to essential maintenance, access to some online services including eresources and the viewing of digitised items will be temporarily unavailable between 8 pm and 10 pm AEDT on Tuesday, 28 January 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Legislation

The Library Act and Regulation are key to the provision of NSW public library services.

Library Act 1939

The Library Act 1939 led to the provision of free public library services for the people of NSW

Library Regulation

The Library Regulation outlines elements of the provision of library services within NSW

Guidelines for local government authorities

Guidelines developed to help local authorities in interpreting the provisions of the Library Act 1939 in relation to local public libraries

Guidelines to Section 10

This Guideline is issued pursuant to Section 10(5) of the Act, which sets out that the Library Council of NSW may issue guidelines to local authorities for the purposes of Section 10

Guidelines to Section 12a

These guidelines have been developed by the Library Council of New South Wales to assist local authorities in interpreting the provisions of the Library Act 1939 in relation to Section 12a regional library arrangements

Library Act anniversary

In 2014 the State Library and NSW public libraries celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Library Act 1939.