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3.3 Purposes

The Library ensures that documentary resources of national significance relating to Australia and the Australian people, as well as significant non-Australian library materials, are collected, preserved and made accessible either through the Library itself or through collaborative arrangements with other libraries and information providers.

By offering a strong national focus in all that we do, and cooperating with others who share our goals, we support learning, and creative and intellectual endeavour, and contribute to the continuing vitality of Australia’s diverse culture and heritage.

The Library has three strategic priorities:

  • collect—we collect today what will be important tomorrow
  • connect—we connect with communities, and connect communities with their national collections
  • collaborate—we collaborate with others to maximise the national impact of cultural collections.