COVID-19 research

COVID-19 has presented a considerable challenge for NSW public libraries, however it became clear very early in the pandemic that libraries were adaptable and innovative and were endeavouring to continue to serve their communities. 

This unfolding situation  prompted the State Library to scope research into how public libraries and the community cope and adapt to changes within the public library environment.

Impact of the 2021 COVID-19 lockdown on NSW public libraries

Report of a survey into how library services adapted to lockdown

NSW public libraries - the COVID-19 response

Report of a survey into how library services adapted to a pandemic

Online programs in NSW public libraries

Findings from a survey of NSW public libraries

COVID-19 closures and the impact on NSW public library users

Research into how the community missed their libraries during Covid-19 restrictions