To provide high quality, impartial, timely and confidential information, analysis and advice to senators and members of the House of Representatives in support of their parliamentary and representational roles.
parliamentarians and their staff
staff of parliamentary departments.
Presiding Officers—jointly vested with responsibility for the administration of the Department of Parliamentary Services, including the Parliamentary Library.
Joint Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Library—provides advice to the Presiding Officers on matters relating to the Library.
Parliamentary Librarian—statutory officer responsible for the control and management of the Library, reporting directly to the Presiding Officers and the Joint Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Library.
Office of the Parliamentary Librarian
Library Collections and Databases Branch.
Resource Agreement: 2019–20
operational funding: $16.13 million
capital funding: $3.617 million
average staffing level: 143.32 FTE.
comprehensive library collection for reference and loan
media monitoring—press, broadcast and social media
confidential and tailored research and analysis
mapping (electoral, social-economic and demographic data)
assistance with parliamentary delegation briefings
research publications to help inform parliamentary debate, scrutiny and policy development