Performance reporting in this chapter is based on the Library’s outcome and program structure set out in the Portfolio Budget Statement 2011–12. The Library has one outcome.

Enhanced learning, knowledge creation, enjoyment and understanding of Australian life and society by providing access to a national collection of library material.

In 2011–12, the Library achieved this outcome through three strategies:

  • collecting and preserving Australia’s documentary heritage
  • providing access to the Library’s collection
  • collaborating nationally and internationally.