Services to Public Libraries

Territorians make more than 700,000 visits to their local library each year. They need their libraries, which is why Library & Archives NT works to ensure the library sector remains strong and vibrant.

Photo taken inside a library. Two young Aboriginal boys standing at a desk reading a comic book together. Behind is a book display.

Library & Archives NT supports some of the most remote libraries in the world. There are 30 public libraries across the Northern Territory.

Library & Archives NT supports the sector by providing:

  • a Territory-wide library management system
  • operational funding through the Public Library Funding Agreement
  • funding for public collections and eResources
  • learning and development opportunities
  • advice on library service provision
  • free public Wi-Fi in remote Aboriginal communities

For public library staff

If you are a staff member at a public library in the Northern Territory, extensive resources are available through the LibrariesNT Knowledge Exchange. If you require access please email us.