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

Find Legal Answers for public libraries

Find Legal Answers provides free access to legal information online and in NSW 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. helps libraries and councils with faster, easier and more cost effective access for their communities to the digital world.

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.

Indigenous services for public libraries

A strategy to encourage public libraries across NSW to build greater awareness, support and engagement with Indigenous peoples and communities.

Amplify: audio transcription tool

Libraries can use the Amplify audio transcription tool to create transcripts for their oral history collections.


The indyreads eContent management platform enables NSW public libraries to provide free access to eBooks and eAudio. 

Early language and literacy in NSW public libraries

The online toolkit for the early language and literacy in NSW public libraries framework contains helpful tips, guidelines and templates. 

Keep up-to-date

In the Libraries enewsletter

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

Public Library Services eNews

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

Submission guidelines

Guidelines for submitting items for publication.

Email lists

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

Information for Working Groups

About working groups

Ongoing list of various working groups in 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.

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.