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The State Library of Tasmania

Grandmother with children in libraryThe State Library of Tasmania is the state's largest public reference library and a significant cultural institution. It is a member of the National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) and participates in the ongoing development of an Australia-wide library service through the Reimagining Library Services program.

You can access most of our services online, or physically.

Our collections include more than 200,000 items in various formats, such as books, service manuals, maps, government publications, legislation, journals, magazines, microfilms, and audio visual material. The collection also includes free access to more than 100 online subscription databases onsite and remotely.

The State Library is staffed by qualified and skilled librarians and library technicians available to help and advise you in using the catalogue, reference collections and facilities. Your enquiry can be made online, in person, by post, telephone or fax.

As part of LINC Tasmania the State Library delivers statewide reference, information and document supply services to all Tasmanians. The information services provided by the State Library of Tasmania are governed by the Principles and Service Guidelines for Information and Research Services which have been agreed to by NSLA and the Reimagining Library Services strategy.