The purpose of this policy is to outline City of Darwin’s commitment to a free library service which will provide all residents of Northern Territory with:
• equitable access to information
• the opportunity to pursue individual lifelong learning
• the ability to enjoy recreational interests
• access to safe community spaces in order that they are able to achieve a desired quality of life and participate in an informed capacity in the community.
City of Darwin’s free public library service will be delivered through a decentralised library service model which extends out to the community (residents, workers, students and visitors) by maintaining libraries in the suburban areas. The City of Darwin provides a public library and information service to residents, workers, students and visitors. The library provides a range of programs and services, resources and facilities through its physical and virtual library services.