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.

Find a public library in NSW

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

About 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.

Public Library Services blog

To keep up to date visit the PLS blog

Public library statistics

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

Professional development and events

Public Library Services staff coordinate a Professional Development program for New South Wales public library staff.

News

State Librarian goes west

Our State Librarian Dr John Vallance recently visited Condobolin for the opening of the newly refurbished and extended library.

Visit to Broken Hill

PLS staff recently visited Broken Hill for the day

Vale Helen Woodward

The Library was saddened to hear of the recent death of former Assistant Principal Librarian Helen Woodward. 

Drug info hub tours NSW

Twelve libraries hosted the hub during the period January to June 2018.

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. This service is co-ordinated by staff of the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC).

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.

NSW.net

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