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What is LINC Tasmania?

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LINC Tasmania is the name of the organisation which brings together the previously separate entities of the:

  • State Library of Tasmania
  • Tasmanian Archives Office of Tasmania
  • Adult Education, and
  • Tasmanian Communities Online.

LINC Tasmania is part of the Department of Education in Tasmania.

LINC Tasmania provides Tasmanians with access to:

  • library services
  • research and information services
  • adult literacy support
  • community learning
  • online access, and
  • archive and heritage services

This is done through its statewide network of LINCs, Branch Libraries, Online Access Centres and the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO).

The term "LINC" came from the acronym Learning and Information Network Centre when the first LINC was opened at Huonville, in Tasmania 2005. Huon LINC was designed as a multi-purpose centre offering access to a range of services and programs. It also included other government agencies such as Centrelink and Service Tasmania. The Huon LINC integrated model has now been adopted in a number of locations around the state.

The abbreviation "LINC" has become well known in Tasmania. It is a word now used by our community to refer to the organisation and network, which delivers integrated and co-located services across Tasmania.

LINCs are located at Kingston, Hobart, Rosny, Glenorchy, Launceston, Devonport, Burnie, Queenstown, Bridgewater, Huonville and Scottsdale. A new LINC at George Town is currently under construction.

LINC Tasmania also provides research services through the Tasmanian Information and Research Service in Hobart. Research services can also be accessed through LINCs, Branch Libraries and Online Access Centres in Tasmania.

Find out more about LINC Tasmania and LINC services from the links below: