Northern Territory Library 2.61

Darwin, NT 0800
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The Northern Territory Library is the major reference and research library of the Northern Territory of Australia, responsible for collecting, preserving and providing access to the region’s documentary heritage and connecting people to the world of information. The library is located in Parliament House in the State Square complex, in Darwin's Central Business District. The library holds over 108,000 books and 30,000 items.HistoryThe library was formally known as the 'State Reference Library' when it opened in 1980 on Cavenagh Street in central Darwin. In 1985, the library was transferred from the Department of Community Development to the Department of Education. The Library became the provider of library services to the Office of Local Government. In 1992, the office was absorbed into the new Department of Lands, Housing and Local Government.It was then relocated to the new Parliament House in 1995, and was officially opened on May 22 by the minister responsible for libraries, the Hon Stephen Hatton MLA. It was renamed 'Reference and Parliamentary Library Services'. After the restructure of Northern Territory Library in 1997, the joint-use service in Parliament House was renamed 'Northern Territory Library'.It currently comes under the Northern Territory's Government's Department of Tourism and Culture.ServicesNorthern Territory Library holds the key collection of books, journals, newspapers, and audio-visual materials relating to the Northern Territory. It also holds regular events and exhibitions.It also supports the development of 32 public and remote libraries across the Northern Territory, also providing internet services in some communities.

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