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Research Projects

The State Library works with NSW public libraries on a program that supports the promotion, planning and development  of research relevant to the library sector.

COVID-19 research

Research into how NSW public libraries have adapted to a global pandemic.

Making public spaces everyone’s business

A jointly scoped project to optimise membership, visitation and satisfaction of selected NSW libraries to improve their social, cultural and place performance. 

Building on the Bookends Scenarios

This report tracks how NSW public libraries have been travelling along the pathways developed in The Bookends Scenarios and presents a series of strategic options that libraries could implement in order be innovative, sustainable and resilient in the future.

Early literacy project

The State Library established a research partnership with the Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University with the key aim of supporting public libraries in NSW to be recognised for the early literacy services offered.