Northern Territory Library is the major reference and research
library of the
Northern Territory of Australia, responsible for
collecting, preserving and providing access to the region’s
documentary heritage and connecting people to the world of
information. The library is located in Parliament House in the State
Square complex, in Darwin's Central Business District. The library
holds over 108,000 books and 30,000 items.
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The library was formally known as the 'State Reference Library' when
it opened in 1980 on Cavenagh Street in central Darwin. In 1985, the
library was transferred from the Department of Community Development
to the Department of Education. The Library became the provider of
library services to the Office of Local Government. In 1992, the
office was absorbed into the new Department of Lands, Housing and
It was then relocated to the new Parliament House in 1995, and was
officially opened on May 22 by the minister responsible for libraries,
Stephen Hatton MLA. It was renamed 'Reference and
Parliamentary Library Services'. After the restructure of Northern
Territory Library in 1997, the joint-use service in Parliament House
was renamed '
Northern Territory Library'.
It currently comes under the Northern Territory's Government's
Department of Tourism and Culture.
Northern Territory Library holds the key collection of books,
journals, newspapers, and audio-visual materials relating to the
Northern Territory. It also holds regular events and
It also supports the development of 32 public and remote libraries
across the Northern Territory, also providing internet services in
Territory Stories is a digital archive of historical and culturally
significant materials in the Northern Territory, Australia. The
collection includes documents, photographs, audio and video files.
Members of the community contribute content to the archive. Territory
Stories draws on the stories collected in local knowledge centres
managed by the community, including Indigenous communities.
Territory Stories includes community contributions from many
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^ Terzon, Emilia (2 June 2016). "Lost Darwin: Facebook nostalgia
inspires archival photography exhibition". Australian Broadcasting
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^ Perry, Roslyn (1 June 2016). "A Territory Treasure". Off The Leash.
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^ McGill, Jo. "Helping to keep culture strong: Northern Territory
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^ "Share your story with NT Library". ArtsHub. 8 July 2009. Retrieved
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