About NSLA

National and State Libraries Australia (NSLA) is the peak body for Australia's national, 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.

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NSLA annual statistics 2017-2018

(Combined data from the nine NSLA libraries)

During the 2017-2018 financial year:

  • 11.3 million people visited our library buildings
  • 46.9 million visits were made to our websites, including Trove
  • 19.4 million visits were made to library catalogues
  • 6236 terabytes of digital collections were stored
  • $29 million was the total spend on collections
  • $4.2 billion was the asset value of our collections
  • $9.9 million was the asset value of our buildings/sites.