Reports, Research, and other Useful Resources

Public Libraries Victoria collects a range of information to help us to benchmark, innovate, advocate and deliver the best possible library services to our communities.

Our libraries, along with peak bodies like the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA), collate and submit reports, statistics and papers to help us learn and grow.

These documents are not only invaluable for library teams across the state. They also help policymakers, funding bodies and the wider community to better understand the value and impact of library operations in Victoria. Together, we can plan for the libraries of the future.

Reports, Indicators, and Surveys

PLV annual reports

Annual Surveys & Indicators

2018-2019 Reports

2017-2018 Reports

Earlier Reports and Surveys

Reports are available from 2010-2017

Submissions to State and Federal Government

Consultants

The following consultants have worked with libraries on various projects – List of Consultants 

Library Buildings and Designs

Papers, Presentations, and Other Resources

Research Reports

Presentations to PLV

Scholarship & Awards (including Ramsay & Reid scholarships)

The State Library of Victoria administers a number of research programs, reflecting its place as a hub for intellectual inquiry and discourse. We award scholarships to promote high standards and leadership in the public library sector. For more information see the SLV website.

Other resources

Policies, Statements and Guidelines

PLV

ALIA

NSLA statistics

The Australian Public Libraries Statistical Report is an annual NSLA project that identifies and measures the usage and activities of Australia’s public library services and the services they offer. Reports are available on the NSLA website from 1996-97 onwards.