List of libraries in Australia

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The following is a list of libraries in Australia.

National Library[edit]

National Library of Australia

State Libraries[edit]

University Libraries[edit]

Public Libraries[edit]

Public libraries are united behind common goals and ambitions, share best practice and provide universal free access to information, knowledge and ideas. They are supported by every state and territory in Australia and are often managed within Local Government areas.

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

The Libraries ACT public library system has branches across the territory, including:

Additionally, there are branches in Civic, Dickson, Erindale, Gungahlin, Kingston, Kippax, Tuggeranong and Woden.

New South Wales[edit]

Albury Library Museum by night
SydneyCity Library
Broken Hill City Library

The public libraries in New South Wales are operated by local councils, in some cases cooperatively as "regional libraries".[6] There are 89 library services which operate more than 350 public libraries across the state.[7]

Northern Territory[edit]

Queensland[edit]

West End School of Arts under construction, 1928

Public libraries in Queensland are operated by local government councils. Local government areas with a population below 15,000 provide public library services through Rural Libraries Queensland (formerly the Country Lending Service), a service provided by the State Library of Queensland.[8] The Queensland public library services and the suburbs and localities they via local libraries, mobile libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres are:

South Australia[edit]

Public libraries in South Australia are operated by local councils and most of them are part of the One Card Network, operated by Libraries of SA, a state government department.[54] Community libraries, found in rural and remote areas, are joint-use libraries (school and public) and are usually located in towns too small to support both a public library and a school library.[55] List derived from Libraries of SA.[56]

Metro

  • Adelaide City Council Library Service
  • Adelaide Hills Library Service
    • Adelaide Hills Mobile Library
    • (Coventry) Stirling Library
    • Gumeracha Library
    • Woodside Library
  • Burnside Library
  • Campbelltown Public Library
  • Charles Sturt Library Service
    • Charles Sturt Mobile Library
    • Civic Woodville Library
    • Findon Library
    • Henley Beach Library
    • Hindmarsh Library
    • West Lakes Library
  • Gawler Public Library Service
    • Evanston Gardens Library
    • Gawler Administration Centre
    • Gawler Sport and Community Centre
  • Holdfast Bay Library Service
    • Brighton Library
    • Glenelg Library
    • Holdfast Bay History Centre
  • Marion Library Service
    • Cove Civic Centre Library
    • Cultural Centre Library (Oaklands Park)
    • Marion Heritage Research Centre
    • Park Holme Library
  • Mitcham Library Service
    • Blackwood Library
    • Mitcham Memorial Library
  • Mount Barker Community Library
  • Norwood Payneham & St Peters Library Service
    • Norwood Library
    • Payneham Library
    • St Peters Library
  • Onkaparinga Library Service
    • Aberfoyle Park (The Hub) Library
    • Aldinga Library
    • Noarlunga Library
    • Seaford Library
    • Willunga Library
    • Woodcroft Library
  • Playford Library Service
    • Elizabeth (Playford Civic) Library
    • Playford Mobile Library
    • Stretton Centre Library
  • Port Adelaide Enfield Library Service
    • Enfield Library
    • Greenacres Library
    • Parks Library
    • Port Adelaide Library
    • Semaphore Library
  • Prospect Public Library
  • Salisbury Library Service
    • Ingle Farm Library
    • Len Beadell (Salisbury) Library
    • Mawson Lakes Library
    • Para Hills Library
    • Salisbury West Library
  • Tea Tree Gully Library
  • Unley Library Service
    • Fullarton Park Depot
    • Goodwood Library
    • Unley Civic Library
    • Unley Museum
  • Walkerville Public Library
  • West Torrens Library Service
    • Hamra Centre Library
    • West Torrens Mobile Library

Regional and Community Libraries

  • Andamooka School Community Library
  • Adelaide Plains Library Service
    • Mallala Library
    • Two Wells Library
  • Alexandrina Library Service
    • Goolwa Library
    • Milang Depot
    • Mt Compass Depot
    • Pt Elliot Depot
    • Strathalbyn Library
  • Barossa Library Service
    • Angaston Library
    • Lyndoch Library
    • Mount Pleasant Library
    • Nuriootpa Library
    • Tanunda Library
  • Barunga West Council
    • Bute Depot
    • Port Broughton Area School Community Library
  • Berri Barmera Council
    • Barmera Public Library Service
    • Berri Library Service
  • Ceduna School Community Library
  • Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council
    • Auburn Library
    • Clare Library
    • Clare Regional History Group
    • Riverton and District High School Library
    • Saddleworth Library & Community Centre Branch
  • Cleve School Community Library
  • Coober Pedy School Community Library
  • Coorong District Council
    • Coomandook School Community Library
    • Meningie School Community Library
    • Tailem Bend School Community Library
    • Tintinara Coonalpyn School Community Library
  • Copper Coast Council
    • Kadina Library
    • Moonta Library
    • Wallaroo Library
  • Cowell School Community Library
  • District Council of Elliston
    • Elliston Depot
    • Lock School Community Library
  • District Council of Karoonda East Murray
    • East Murray School Community Library
    • Karoonda School Community Library
  • District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula
    • Coffin Bay Depot
    • Cummins School Community Library
  • District Council of Streaky Bay
    • Karcultaby School Community Library
    • Streaky Bay School Community Library
  • Flinders Mobile Library Service
  • Jamestown School Community Library
  • Kangaroo Island Library Service
    • Kingscote Library
    • Penneshaw Depot
  • Kimba School Community Library
  • Kingston Community School Library
  • Leigh Creek School Community Library
  • Light Regional Public Library Service
    • Freeling Depot
    • Greenock Depot
    • Kapunda Library
  • Loxton Waikerie Library Service
    • Loxton Library
    • Waikerie Library
  • Mid Murray Council
    • Cambrai School Community Library
    • Mannum School Community Library
    • Morgan Library
    • Swan Reach Community Library
  • Mount Gambier Library
  • Murray Bridge Library
  • Naracoorte Lucindale Council
    • Lucindale School Community Library
  • Orroroo School Community Library
  • Peterborough School and Community Library
  • Port Augusta Library
  • Port Lincoln Library
  • Port MacDonnell (Mary Lattin Memorial) Library
  • Port Pirie Regional Library Service
    • Crystal Brook Library
    • Port Pirie Library
  • Regional Council of Goyder
    • Burra School Community Library
    • Eudunda School Community Library
  • Renmark Paringa Public Library
  • Robe Public Library
  • Roxby Downs Community Library
  • Southern Mallee District Council
    • Geranium Community Library Depot
    • Lameroo School Community Library
    • Pinnaroo School Community Library
  • Tatiara District Council
    • Bordertown Public Library
    • Keith Community Library
  • The Flinders Ranges Council
    • Hawker School Community Library
    • Quorn School Community Library
  • Tumby Bay School Community Library
  • Victor Harbor Public Library
  • Wakefield Regional Council
    • Balaklava Community Library
    • Snowtown School Community Library
  • Wattle Range Council
    • Beachport Library
    • Millicent Library
    • Penola School Community Library
  • Whyalla Public Library
  • Woomera Community Library
  • Wudinna School Community Library
  • Yankalilla Library
  • Yorke Peninsula Council
    • Ardrossan School Community Library
    • Central Yorke Peninsula (Maitland) Community Library
    • Minlaton Library Curramulka Depot
    • Minlaton Library Port Vincent Depot
    • Minlaton School Community Library
    • Yorketown School Community Library

Victoria[edit]

Mill Park2.jpg

Western Australia[edit]

Special Libraries[edit]

The west wing of the AIATSIS building designed by Ashton Raggatt McDougall, is a black replica of Le Corbusier's iconic Villa Savoye

Special libraries provide specialized information resources for their parent organisation. Common types of special libraries include art libraries, law libraries, legislative or parliamentary libraries, music libraries, medical libraries, government departmental libraries and science libraries. Some types have their own associations including art libraries (ARLIS/ANZ, the Art Library Society of Australia and New Zealand), law libraries (Australian Law Librarians Association), and music libraries (International Association of Music Libraries Australia).

New City of Perth Library building under construction (November 2014)

Art Libraries[edit]

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Queensland[edit]

South Australia[edit]

Victoria[edit]

Museum Libraries[edit]

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Queensland[edit]

South Australia[edit]

Tasmania[edit]

Victoria[edit]

Legislative Libraries[edit]

The legislative libraries are commonly known in Australia as parliamentary libraries.[64] Amongst this group of libraries are some of the oldest libraries in Australia.[65] The Parliamentary Library in New South Wales is the oldest and was established in 1840.[65][66] The most recent parliamentary library to be established in 1989 is the ACT Legislative Assembly Library.[65][67]

State or Province Library City
Australian Capital Territory ACT Legislative Assembly Library Canberra
Australian Capital Territory Australian Parliamentary Library Canberra
New South Wales New South Wales Parliamentary Library Sydney
Northern Territory Northern Territory Library Darwin
Queensland Queensland Parliamentary Library Brisbane
South Australia South Australian Parliamentary Research Library Adelaide
Tasmanian Tasmanian Parliamentary Library and Research Services Hobart
Victoria Victorian Parliamentary Library and Information Services Melbourne
Western Australia Western Australian Parliamentary Library and Research Services Perth

Independent libraries[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Queensland[edit]

  • The Australian Cultural Library[68]

Victoria[edit]

Mechanics Institutes[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Sydney School of Arts, 1869

(See also Mechanics Institutes of Australia).

Street view of the Cronulla Arts Theatre, Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia.

South Australia[edit]

Mitcham Village Institute

Tasmania[edit]

Sorrento Institute

Victoria[edit]

Melbourne Athenaeum
Mechanics' Institutes that still operate as libraries[edit]

Only a few mechanics' institutes still operate as libraries: list derived from the Mechanics' Institute of Victoria, Inc.'s Library Directory 2018.[77]

Other Mechanics' Institutes[edit]
Lilydale Mechanics Institute

Queensland[edit]

Western Australia[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Victoria[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

South Australia[edit]

Schools of Arts[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Epping School of Arts

Queensland[edit]

Notable schools of arts in Queensland include:

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