Policies and Reports

To meet our objectives, Library & Archives NT is committed to best practice and accountability. Policies and reports underpin our achievements and strong community connections.

Strategic Plan

Library & Archives NT Strategic PlanLibrary & Archives NT’s Strategic Plan is underpinned by our mission to collect, preserve and share Territory history; lead, develop and represent the NT library sector; and support accountable government and democratic decision making. 

Northern Territory Public Library Sector

Connected Communities: Vision for Northern Territory Public Libraries 2017 – 2023 Libraries serve the diverse needs of their communities. To ensure they’re doing this effectively, in 2016 the Northern Territory Government undertook a community consultation process to find out what Territorians want from their public libraries.
The Connected Communities: Vision for Northern Territory Public Libraries 2017-2023 final report shares the vision for public libraries. This report has been informed by the community Public Consultation Report.
Public Library Vision and Funding Agreement Review: Public Consultation ReportThe outcomes of this consultation activity were used to inform the new vision for Northern Territory Public Libraries.
Flying log book and war medals belonging to Sam Calder


Collection Development PolicyThe Collection Development Policy was updated in 2021.  It responds to the opportunity provided by the merger of the Northern Territory Library and the Northern Territory Archives Service to collect across the full range of the Territory’s physical and digital documentary heritage, including published and unpublished materials as well as government archives
Research Inquiry Service CharterThe Research Inquiry Service Charter explains the standards of service users can expect from Library & Archives NT's Research Enquiry Service, and how to provide feedback as part of LANT's continual service improvement.

Library & Archives NT Terms and Conditions

Copyright and Library & Archives NT ContentHow to copy and re-use content from Library & Archives NT Collections
Copyright - Information Guide for Library UsersCopyright information developed by the National and State Libraries of Australasia (NSLA) as an information guide for library users about copyright in library collections. 
Conditions of entry to Library & Archives NT VenuesIt is a pleasure to welcome people to Library & Archives NT, whether online or in person. For the enjoyment and safety for all we do ask that you follow the our terms and conditions while you are with us
Digital Services Privacy PolicyThis policy outlines our policies for the collection, use, storage and management of the personal information held by Library & Archives NT in connection with the Library & Archives NT's Digital Services
ICT and Digital Services Guidelines and Terms of ServiceWe encourage you to use our ICT and Digital Services.  By using any of our ICT or Digital Services you agree to comply with our guidelines and terms of service.
Takedown PolicyIn making materials available online, Library & Archives NT makes every effort to ensure that it has the appropriate rights to provide access to that content. This policy explains what to do If you find material on our websites, social media or another digital platform which you believe should not be there
Old Darwin Entertainment Centre posters stacked against one another

Annual Reports

The annual report of the Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture provides a record of the department’s achievements for the previous financial year. Each report provides information to many target audiences about the department’s activities and achievements, including those of the Northern Territory Library. 

Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture Annual Report 2019-2020

Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture Annual Report 2018-2019

Department of Tourism and Culture Annual Report 2017-2018

Department of Tourism and Culture Annual Report 2016 – 2017 

Department of Arts and Museums Annual Report 2015 – 2016

Department of Arts and Museums Annual Report 2014 – 2015

Department of Arts and Museums Annual Report 2013 – 2014