Happy 75th Anniversary, Library Act!

It was on 3rd November 1939 that the Library Act was passed by the NSW Parliament. The Library Act saw the State Government commit to give a subsidy of one shilling per resident to any local authority that provided free public library services.

Check out how public libraries and communities across the state have been commemorating the occasion at the State Library’s 75th anniversary Tumblr.

And then if you haven’t already, check out the rest of this site to learn more about the more recent declines in support for the vision behind the Library Act, and to find out what you can do to help support public libraries.

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