Due to essential network maintenance, access to some online services including the viewing of digital images will be temporarily unavailable between 5 pm and 8 pm AEST on Sunday, 22 September 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Public Library Services offers an array of  useful services and tools for NSW public libraries.

Find Legal Answers for public libraries

Find Legal Answers provides free access to legal information online and in NSW 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. helps libraries and councils with faster, easier and more cost effective access for their communities to the digital world.

Indigenous services for public libraries

A strategy to encourage public libraries across NSW to build greater awareness, support and engagement with Indigenous peoples and communities.

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In the Libraries enewsletter

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

Public Library Services eNews

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

Email lists

Email forums to facilitate peer to peer networking within the New South Wales public library network

Information for Working Groups

About working groups

Ongoing list of various working groups in Public libraries

Wikis and blogs

The public library working groups share information through wikis, blogs and other social media. This keeps you informed about what other libraries are doing and you can share your skills and expertise.

Children's services

Children make up a large part of library clientele, and are the future adult clients and supporters of our library services.

Youth services

Public Library Services provides state-wide consultancy and advice on library services for young people.