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Enriching communities: The value of public libraries in NSW

The Enriching Communities research shows the value of public libraries through their contribution to a sustainable NSW community.

This research highlights the contribution made by public libraries to a sustainable New South Wales community, and provides a means of quantifying that contribution.  The project was completed in March 2008.


Enriching Communities research provides clear evidence of the contribution of public libraries in terms of ecnomic impact.  You can use the spreadsheets below to calculate economic value and benefit: