- Local government and public libraries
Local government and public libraries
State Library of Queensland works together with local government to ensure all Queenslanders have access to a great public library service. Today there are more than 320 vibrant public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres across Queensland.
We distribute the Public Library Grant and First 5 Forever funding to support collections, programs and services delivered by local government.
Together with the public library network, we have developed a shared strategic vision: Realising our potential. This document frames our partnership and shapes priorities.
State Library actively builds partnerships with government, corporate and philanthropic bodies to create opportunities for enhanced library services and programs. Collaborating to ensure Queensland communities are ready for the challenges of the future.
Realising our potential: A vision for Queensland public libraries
State Library recognises the diversity of Queensland public libraries as they progress in their journeys toward becoming fully realised 21st century libraries. Realising our potential: A vision for Queensland public libraries articulates the partnership between state and local government to enable a vibrant and dynamic network of public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres.
Public libraries connect
Public Libraries Connect is a gateway to content, information and services for staff working in Queensland public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres. It includes resources for library management, public library standards, support for specialist services provided by libraries, and access to professional networks and development opportunities.