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About NSLA 

National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) brings together the expert knowledge and innovative capacity of the National Library of Australia, the National Library of New Zealand, and Australia's eight state and territory libraries.

Through collaboration, we deliver better collections, solutions and customer experiences than each library can do individually. We also contribute to more informed public policy, and share our knowledge and expertise to increase the professional capability of our staff and to build a workforce for the future.

NSLA's program is managed and supported by the Executive Officer and the NSLA office, based at State Library Victoria. The office reports to the Chair for 2018-2019, Kate Torney, and to the CEOs of NSLA libraries. 

Find out more about NSLA's members.

NSLA annual statistical return 2016-2017

(Combined data from the 10 NSLA libraries)

During the 2016-2017 financial year:

  • 12.5 million people visited our library buildings
  • 74.2 million visits were made to our websites, including Trove
  • 14.7 million visits were made to library catalogues
  • 7,217 terabytes of digital collections were stored
  • $33.5 million was the total spend on collections
  • $5.3 billion was the asset value of our collections
  • $9.7 million was the asset value of our buildings/sites.

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