ACT Legislative Assembly


Inquiry into ACT Libraries

The Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services invites submissions to its inquiry into ACT Libraries.

Make a submission

Information about how to make a submission is available at: https://www.parliament.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/1063037/Witness-guide-2018-04.pdf. Please note that submissions are generally published on the Committee website.

The Committee prefers submissions to be lodged electronically (Word format), although handwritten submissions are acceptable. All submissions, including those sent electronically, must include a name, an email address, a postal address and a telephone contact number. Personal contact details will not be published.

The closing date for submissions is 21 September 2018. However, if you will have difficulty meeting this date, please inform the Secretary of your intention to make a submission and request an extension.

Submissions should be sent to the Committee Secretary, by post to Legislative Assembly for the ACT, GPO Box 1020 Canberra ACT 2601, or by email to LACommitteeETCS@parliament.act.gov.au

Please spread the word

The Committee wishes to gather a wide range of views on ACT Libraries, and would like this information to reach as many people as possible. We would be grateful if you could pass the inquiry’s terms of reference to any other people or organisations you think may be interested. If you produce a newsletter, please include this information in your publication.

Further information

For more information please contact the Committee Secretary, Brianna McGill on 6205 0124 or at LACommitteeETCS@parliament.act.gov.au

The Standing Committee on the Environment and Transport and City Services inquire into the current and future need for library sites and the best, most cost effective model of library service points with particular reference to:

(1) The role of libraries within the ACT community

(2) Strategic planning for libraries in the ACT including:

  • (a) Current practice
  • (b) Potential revisions to current practice and the associated benefits
  • (c) Opportunities for community involvement

(3) The nature and extent of current and future community demand for different library services including:

  • (a) Non-digital offerings
  • (b) Digital offerings
  • (c) Education and training opportunities
  • (d) Facilities available for public use
  • (e) Spaces for learning, creativity and for achieving social inclusion
  • (f) Other government services co-located with libraries, and
  • (g) Any other library services sought by the community

(4) The extent to which ACT Libraries are positioned to respond flexibly to meet current and future community opportunities and demands

(5) The extent to which ACT Libraries are accessible to the community, including:

  • (a) Opening hours
  • (b) Locations and
  • (c) Disability access

(6) The cost effectiveness of existing branches

(7) Comparative analysis of ACT Libraries with library services in other jurisdictions and community take-up of these services

(8) Any legislative considerations that may be relevant

(9) Any other relevant matter

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Terms of Reference PDF (223.6 KB) Word (202.5 KB)
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Submission 001 - Donohoe PDF (202.7 KB)
Submission 002 - Wilson PDF (284.0 KB)
Submission 003 - Holmes PDF (257.2 KB)
Submission 004 - Bacon PDF (258.3 KB)
Submission 005 - Roberts PDF (274.2 KB)
Submission 006 - Freeman PDF (205.4 KB)
Submission 007 - Poutu PDF (291.5 KB)
Submission 008 - Parker PDF (372.1 KB)
Submission 009 - Giang PDF (229.0 KB)
Submission 010 - McCallum PDF (275.5 KB)
Submission 011 - Price PDF (292.2 KB)
Submission 012 - Lewis PDF (208.2 KB)
Submission 013 - McCallum PDF (389.7 KB)
Submission 014 - Hamilton PDF (206.3 KB)
Submission 015 - Gurr PDF (262.9 KB)
Submission 016 - Whitham PDF (464.5 KB)
Submission 017 - Name withheld PDF (205.9 KB)
Submission 018 - Slattery PDF (294.4 KB)
Submission 019 - Gutterson PDF (205.6 KB)
Submission 020 - Thompson PDF (392.8 KB)
Submission 021 - Curran PDF (205.5 KB)
Submission 022 - Black PDF (630.9 KB)
Submission 023 - Jones PDF (513.9 KB)
Submission 024 - Clark PDF (226.7 KB)
Submission 025 - Name withheld PDF (249.2 KB)
Submission 026 - Miller PDF (304.5 KB)
Submission 027 - Cormick PDF (354.1 KB)
Submission 028 - Brooking PDF (243.7 KB)
Submission 029 - Juntunen PDF (259.6 KB)
Submission 030 - Hobson PDF (234.6 KB)
Submission 031 - Cornwell PDF (315.5 KB)
Submission 032 - Wade PDF (241.7 KB)
Submission 033 - Kingston PDF (217.0 KB)
Submission 034 - Legal Aid ACT PDF (2.2 MB)
Submission 035 - Davidson PDF (219.0 KB)
Submission 036 - Women with Disabilities ACT PDF (571.5 KB)
Submission 037 - Yarnold PDF (217.4 KB)
Submission 038 - Vickery & Shirlow PDF (218.0 KB)
Submission 039 - Brett PDF (218.6 KB)
Submission 040 - Williams PDF (259.0 KB)
Submission 041 - Hanna PDF (217.9 KB)
Submission 042 - Nimmo PDF (216.7 KB)
Submission 043 - Aguilera PDF (238.4 KB)
Submission 044 - Godfrey PDF (217.4 KB)
Submission 045 - Sienkowski PDF (305.3 KB)
Submission 046 - Australian Library and Information Association PDF (363.1 KB)
Submission 047 - 55Plus Book Club PDF (302.6 KB)
Submission 048 - Rebecca Fleming PDF (397.9 KB)
Submission 049 - COTA ACT PDF (604.3 KB)
Submission 050 - Hort PDF (307.6 KB)
Submission 051 - Johnson PDF (705.7 KB)
Submission 052 - Corkery PDF (309.6 KB)
Submission 053 - Banham PDF (224.6 KB)
Submission 054 - Cox PDF (544.6 KB)
Submission 055 - Beach PDF (218.3 KB)
Submission 056 - James PDF (436.3 KB)
Submission 057 - Gallagher PDF (380.9 KB)
Submission 058 - ACT Government PDF (895.5 KB)
Submission 059 - Weston Creek Community Council PDF (517.0 KB)
Submission 060 - Costelloe PDF (244.7 KB)
Submission 061 - Nash PDF (280.5 KB)
Submission 062 - National and State Libraries Australia PDF (467.3 KB)
Submission 063 - Unwin PDF (458.3 KB)
Submission 064 - Costello PDF (403.2 KB)
Submission 065 - Dunn PDF (416.5 KB)
Submission 066 - Canberra Multicultural Community Forum PDF (4.1 MB)
Submission 067 - Canberra Bilingual Education Alliance PDF (305.9 KB)
Submission 068 - Walsh PDF (243.5 KB)
Submission 069 - Health Care Consumers Association PDF (749.0 KB)
Submission 070 - Hepworth PDF (389.8 KB)
Submission 071 - Chandler PDF (240.0 KB)
Submission 072 - Stuckings PDF (398.9 KB)
Submission 073 - Woden Valley Community Council PDF (507.8 KB)
Submission 074 - Murray PDF (218.6 KB)
Submission 075 - De Ruyter PDF (241.6 KB)
Submission 076 - Robson PDF (309.7 KB)

Public hearings:

17 October 2018, 9:00am - 5:00pm

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Media Releases - Inquiry into ACT Libraries PDF (118.5 KB) Word (184.5 KB)

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