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.

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

Public Library Services eNews

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

In the Libraries enewsletter

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

News

Drug & Alcohol Info Hub - a year in review

The Drug & Alcohol Info Hub is going from strength to strength. Here's a report for the 2018-19 program.

Going green in public libraries!

War on waste, sustainable cities, and BioBlitz. Three green initiatives from NSW public libraries. 

In the dry and by the fireside

Across the state, public libraries celebrate writers past, present, and emerging.

Freedom to read

Libraries have a role in providing an unbiased source of information and ideas.

New edition of Rest Assured

A new edition of the popular book Rest assured: a legal guide to wills, estates, planning ahead & funerals in NSW is now available in NSW public libraries and online.

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. 

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.