Libraries

We advocate on behalf of councils for the provision of infrastructure and funding support for public libraries as part of Victoria’s commitment to the growth of the creative industries.

Current projects

  • SWIFT Library Consortium
    • The SWIFT Library Consortium is an advisory group that provides expert guidance to the development and delivery of an integrated library management system to ensure it is industry relevant, affordable and efficient.
  • Public Libraries funding
    • Councils provide around 80 per cent of public library funding, with the remainder coming from the Victorian Government. We advocate continuously for adequate funding for public libraries to respond to community demands and the changing role of public libraries. Visit our library funding campaign page for further information.
  • Statewide Library Management System

Partnerships

Through our collaborative relationship with Public Libraries Victoria Network, we carry out joint projects and activities that support councils’ ability to deliver this vital and valued community service.

Submissions

We develop a collective local government sector view on a range of library matters.

To access library-related submissions, visit the MAV submissions page.

Resources

Engage with us

For more information about our advocacy work for library services, contact:

Francesca Valmorbida
Arts and Culture Policy Adviser
fvalmorbida@mav.asn.au
(03) 9667 5579