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

From technical support to training, from purchasing to problem solving, from trialling cutting edge technologies to delivering innovative solutions, NSW.net delivers a range of services that help make internet connectivity, eResources and training simpler, more affordable and more accessible.


NSW.net provides all NSW public libraries with free access to fifteen statewide online databases from Gale, covering a broad range of topics including news, the arts, science, literature and health.

The database provided are:

  • Gale General OneFile
  • Gale OneFile: News
  • Gale OneFile: Australia and New Zealand
  • Gale Books and Authors
  • Gale Literature Resource Centre
  • Gale Health and Wellness
  • Gale Business Insights: Global
  • Gale In Context: Biography
  • Gale In Context: Environmental Studies
  • Gale In Context: Global Issues
  • Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints
  • Gale In Context: Science
  • Gale In Context: World History
  • Gale Interactive: Science
  • National Geographic Virtual Library
  • National Geographic Kids

You can find everything you need to use and promote the databases on the Gale Support Hub for NSW public libraries. 

The Marketing page has posters, ‘how to’ guides, and images to use on social media.

You can find out how to generate statistics, get MARC records and get other technical help on the Technical Support page.

The Training Support page has training videos.

Gale support Hub


We’re also funded by the NSW Government’s Public Library Grants and Subsidies allocation to offer NSW libraries and councils subsidised internet connectivity, eResources and associated services. A service managed by the State Library of New South Wales, we’ve been helping our clients build better connected communities since 1996.

NSW.net website