With over one million visits each year, the Territory's public libraries are among its most valued social institutions.
They provide opportunities for all Territorians to learn and develop throughout their lives:
- by supporting children and families to build reading skills, and through family learning programs
- by providing spaces and resources to complement formal education
- by providing collections for recreational reading and for inquiring minds and
- through access to the internet and technology to ensure that everyone can participate in our increasingly connected lives.
The Northern Territory Library has a digital collection of around 100,000 items and an active digitisation program to make Territory history more accessible online and this number is growing.
The Northern Territory Library delivers free community wi-fi internet to 34 remote communities, which will rise to 46 as plans are upgraded to the NBN.
In 2016, an NT wide library management system using cloud technology was introduced, enabling people all over the Territory to find and borrow library materials.