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Strategic plan

The 2020–24 Strategic Plan sets out the Library’s values, goals and strategic direction for the next four years.

State Library Victoria is critical to Victoria’s recovery and we will drive this by:

  • engaging more Victorians with the Library, particularly groups facing geographic, economic or other barriers
  • delivering high-impact programs and services that add value to the lives of our audiences
  • continuing to build the State Collection to reflect the diversity and needs of our community, to be trusted, valued and used
  • ensuring that every dollar we spend delivers maximum benefit for Victoria.

Our Vision

A library for all in a changing world.

Our purpose

We believe that access to information and stories builds knowledge, strengthens community and inspires our future.

Our values

Innovation: We recognise and embrace new technologies, ideas and opportunities to improve, grow and develop as individuals and as industry leaders.

Collaboration: We work together and with partners, sharing knowledge and resources to advance universal access to information.

Engagement: We work to understand, connect and inspire the people we serve, and focus on meeting rapidly changing community needs.

Excellence: We deliver outstanding services, created and delivered with the highest standards of professionalism.

Respect: We strive to create an open and caring community by valuing and supporting individuals, and acknowledging the strength of diversity.

Our pillars

Inclusion and reach

More Victorians will engage with State Library Victoria.

Empowering through knowledge

Engagement with the Library inspires curiosity and creativity, and builds new skills.

A collection for the community

Victorians value the State Collection as an accessible, trusted source that enables the creation of new knowledge.

A library for the future

A sustainable business model enables the Library to deliver cultural, social and economic benefits to the State.

Read the plan

You can download the plan in PDF format, below.

If you would like to be mailed a paper copy of the plan, please email our Communications and Marketing team at: marcommsadmin@slv.vic.gov.au.