Performance reporting in this chapter is based on the Library’s outcome and strategies set out in the Portfolio Budget Statement 2012–13. 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 2012–13, the Library achieved this outcome through its focus on four strategic directions:

  • collect and preserve Australia’s documentary heritage
  • make the Library’s collections and services accessible to all Australians
  • deliver national leadership
  • achieve organisational excellence.