Information about the Library’s functions, objectives, policies and activities can be found in the documents listed below. Most policy documents are available on the Library’s website.


National Library Act 1960
National Library Regulations 1994
Portfolio Budget Statement
Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Financial Reporting) Rule 2015
Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014
Public Service Act 199

Strategic and Operational

Balanced Scorecard
Business Continuity Framework (2012)
Disability Framework (2011)
15-Year Long-Term Strategic Building Management Plan (2012)
IT Security Policy (2015)
IT Strategic Plan (2013–2016)
Resource Sharing Strategic Plan (2012–2015)
Risk Management Register (2013)
Social Media Policy (2012)
Strategic Directions (2012–2014)
Strategic Workforce Plan (2012–2015)


Collection Development Policy: Australian Collecting (2008)
Collection Development Policy: Overseas, Asian and Pacific Collecting (2013)
Collection Digitisation Policy (2015)
Trove Content Inclusion Policy (2012)


Cataloguing Authority Control Policy (2011)
Cataloguing Policy (2011)


Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Policy (2015)


Collection Disaster Plan (2012)
Digital Preservation Policy (2012)
Policy on Participation in Cooperative Microfilming Projects with Other Institutions (2010)
Policy on Preservation Copying of Collection Materials (2007)
Preservation Policy (2009)

Service Charter

Policy on Handling Complaints and Other User Feedback (2011)
Service Charter (2011)

Reader Services

Code of Conduct for Readers and Visitors (2014)
Information and Research Services Policy (2011)

Corporate Services

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy (2013)
Disability Action Plan (2015)
Enterprise Agreement (2011–2014)
Environmental Management System (2014)
Fraud Control Plan (2014–2015)
Protective Security Policy and Procedures (2013)
User Charging Policy (2015)
Visitor Access to, and Use of, Medications and Other Personal Medical Equipment in the Library (2013)

Public Programs

Donor Recognition Policy (2013)
Events Policy (2013)
Exhibitions Loans Policy (2011)
Exhibitions Policy (2015)
Learning Policy (2014)
Policy on Bequests (2015)
Publications Policy (2014)