Public Libraries Victoria is proud to work with the following organisations:

State Library Victoria

State Library Victoria (SLV) and PLV work collaboratively to find new ways of providing excellent library services for all Victorians. Together, SLV and PLV are delivering a three-year program that includes advocacy, literacy and reading projects and professional development opportunities.

Local Government Victoria

Local Government Victoria (LGV) is responsible for managing public library policy, funding and benchmarking under the leadership of the Minister for Local Government. Read more about LGV’s Public Library Programs here.

Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)

The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) represents the 79 councils of Victoria. MAV and PLV work together to identify opportunities for libraries to save time and money by coordinating their efforts.

Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)

The Australian Library and Information Association is the national professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector. PLV supports national campaigns and projects coordinated by ALIA, including Online Storytime and Library and Information Week.

Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA)

Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA) is the peak body for public libraries in Australia. This organisation represents 94% of the 1500 public libraries in the country. Like Public Libraries Victoria, APLA unites libraries to share best practice and advocate for library services nationally. APLA advises the ALIA Board on policy for its sector and has a highly active role in shaping ALIA’s activities and campaigns.

International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) brings the libraries of the world together. For over 90 years, IFLA has been the global voice of libraries, representing the shared interests of library services and the people who use them. Public Libraries Victoria is an active member of IFLA, benefitting from international best practice.


Established in 1978, CAVAL is a consortium owned by some of the most prestigious Australian Universities. CAVAL’s mission is to help Australian libraries and add value to the teaching learning environment. CAVAL’s muticultural and multilingual strengths are particularly valued by Public Libraries Victoria in our collaboration to support the Love Your Library In Your Language campaign. With shelf-ready LOTE resources, CAVAL also provides direct support to public libraries to help them achieve their community goals through its services.

Australia Reads

Australia Reads is a unique Australian book industry collaboration of authors, booksellers, libraries and publishers, born of a common passion for, and mutual interest in, championing reading, promoting the many mental health and lifestyle benefits of reading books, and encouraging the next generation of avid book readers to significantly increase book reading by all Australians – no matter the format they read.

Victorian Women’s Trust Rural Women Online

Rural Women Online (RWO) is an initiative aimed at a helping rural women connect online by fast tracking their access to IT training, support and mentoring. Through PLV, libraries in the target rural communities are hosting Open Days that provide hands on IT support, skills development, device try outs and opportunities to connect.



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