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

News

It's a wrap! 2018 training wrap-up

2018 has been a busy year of training, with nearly 30 training sessions delivered to over 300 public library staff 

Seniors in Focus 2018

The NSW Home Library Services Working group presented a fascinating program at their biennial Seniors in Focus seminar.  

Library Council on tour

Last week the Library Council went on tour visiting libraries across the Central Northern Regional Library service and Armidale War Memorial Library.

Is your library dementia friendly?

Ideas for collections, programs and  library design to assist people with dementia.

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.