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The State Library's Public Library Services team offers state-wide consultancy and specialist advice and support to all local councils on delivering library services, including to culturally and linguistically diverse communities.  

Public libraries can contact Oriana Acevedo for advice on matters such as programs, research, LOTE (languages other than English) collection development, outreach and emerging communities.

Research project

The State Library of NSW  commissioned a research project to explore to what extent public libraries in New South Wales are evolving to meet the changes in local demographics, service expectations, community needs and access to technology for non-English speaking members of the community.