Policies and Reports

To meet our objectives, Library & Archives NT is committed to best practice and accountability. Policies and reports underpin our achievements and strong community connections.

Strategic Plan

Library & Archives NT Strategic PlanLibrary & Archives NT’s Strategic Plan is underpinned by our mission to collect, preserve and share Territory history; lead, develop and represent the NT library sector; and support accountable government and democratic decision making. 

Northern Territory Public Library Sector

Connected Communities: Vision for Northern Territory Public Libraries 2017 – 2023 Libraries serve the diverse needs of their communities. To ensure they’re doing this effectively, in 2016 the Northern Territory Government undertook a community consultation process to find out what Territorians want from their public libraries.
The Connected Communities: Vision for Northern Territory Public Libraries 2017-2023 final report shares the vision for public libraries. This report has been informed by the community Public Consultation Report.
Public Library Vision and Funding Agreement Review: Public Consultation ReportThe outcomes of this consultation activity were used to inform the new vision for Northern Territory Public Libraries.
Flying log book and war medals belonging to Sam Calder


Collection Development PolicyThe Collection Development Policy was updated in 2021.  It responds to the opportunity provided by the merger of the Northern Territory Library and the Northern Territory Archives Service to collect across the full range of the Territory’s physical and digital documentary heritage, including published and unpublished materials as well as government archives

Library & Archives NT Terms and Conditions

Copyright and Northern Territory Library ContentHow to copy and re-use content from the Northern Territory Library Collections
Copyright - Information Guide for Library UsersCopyright information developed by the National and State Libraries of Australasia (NSLA) as an information guide for library users about copyright in library collections. 
Conditions of entry to the Northern Territory LibraryIt is a pleasure to welcome people to the Library, whether online or in person. For the enjoyment and safety for all we do ask that you follow the Library’s terms and conditions while you are with us
Digital Services Privacy PolicyThis policy outlines our policies for the collection, use, storage and management of the personal information held by Library & Archives NT in connection with the Library & Archives NT's Digital Services
Digital Services Termination GuidelineLibrary & Archives NT may terminate your access to digital services if you use the service to infringe copyright.
Inappropriate Materials on the Internet GuidelineThis guideline applies to use of the internet at Library & Archives NT premises or on WiFi Services provided by Library & Archives NT.
User Generated Content GuidelineLibrary & Archives NT encourages you to join the conversation and tell your story.  This policy outlines our policies for hashtags including #MadewithLANT, #LANT, #myNThistory, #EducationLANT and the use and re-use of social media content using these hash tags
Takedown PolicyIn making materials available online, Northern Territory Library makes every effort to ensure that it has the appropriate rights to provide access to that content. This policy explains what to do If you find material on our websites, social media or another digital platform which you believe should not be there

Terms and Conditions of use of Library & Archives NT ICT facilities

Welcome to the Library & Archives NT. These terms and conditions apply to the use of ICT facilities such as WIFI and Computers at Library & Archives NT premises.
Terms and Conditions of Use of eResourcesThese terms and conditions apply to the use of eResources provided under Territory-wide licensing agreements at Library & Archives NT premises, at Northern Territory Public Libraries, or outside the libraries using Public Library membership.
Terms and Conditions of Use of WiFi - Standard versionTo use our Public WiFi Services you will need to agree with the Terms and Conditions of Use.  
Terms and Conditions of Use of WiFi - Plain English VersionTo use our Public WiFi Services you will need to agree with the Terms and Conditions of Use.  The plain English version is easy to understand.
Old Darwin Entertainment Centre posters stacked against one another

Annual Reports

The annual report of the Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture provides a record of the department’s achievements for the previous financial year. Each report provides information to many target audiences about the department’s activities and achievements, including those of the Northern Territory Library. 

Department of Tourism and Culture Annual Report 2016 – 2017 

Department of Arts and Museums Annual Report 2015 – 2016

Department of Arts and Museums Annual Report 2014 – 2015

Department of Arts and Museums Annual Report 2013 – 2014