Why become a member with us?

a) AGLIN represents the interests and concerns of member libraries and information services in wider government and library industry forums;


b) AGLIN develops and implements co-operative schemes and resource sharing activities among Australian Government libraries and information services e.g. an opt-in reciprocal free of charge Inter-Library-Loan scheme. AGLIN also assisted with establishing the Defence Standing Offers for Publications and Contract Library Personnel – all Australian Government departments and agencies reporting under the FMA or CAC Acts are eligible to use the Standing Offers.


c) AGLIN serves as a forum to consider and reach consensus on issues and policies which affect Australian Government libraries and information services;


d) AGLIN promotes

  • improved access to information by Australian Government agencies and their staff (including the AGLIN e-list),
  • research and development in the application of new technologies and information systems relevant to Australian Government libraries and information services, and
  • improvements in the management of Australian Government libraries and information services.

e) AGLIN is developing capacity for the provision of expert advisory services to its members and other organisations as appropriate in such areas as:

  • cost effective procurement
  • guidelines and standards e.g. the “Australian Government Libraries Information Network Core Principles for Provision of Library and Information Services”
  • performance measurement, staff professional development and training, copyright and marketing.

f)  AGLIN promotes professional development and career opportunities for information professionals in the government sector. AGLIN provides a discounted rate for member libraries' staff to attend training organised by AGLIN and the biannual AGLIN Professional Development Forum. AGLIN partners with ALIA in running Information Sharing Forums on regular basis. Moreover, AGLIN provides scholarship opportunities for staff from member libraries to attend events such as the Aurora Leadership Institute and the New Librarian's Symposium.  


g) AGLIN fosters and facilitates the dissemination of Australian Government publications to the wider community by:

  • ensuring appropriate bibliographical control is achieved for all publications of Australian Government agencies,
  • supporting the maintenance of library deposit arrangement for all Australian Government agency publications, and
  • promoting the use of appropriate commercial distribution arrangements. 

Members 2016/2017

Airservices Australia, Library

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Library

Australian Bureau of Statistics Library

ACT Legislative Assembly Library

ACT Health Library

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Library

Australian Federal Police Library

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Library

Australian Institute of Family Studies Library

Australian National Audit Office Library

Australian National Maritime Museum Library

Department of Parliamentary Services Library

Australian Sports Commission Library

ASIC Library

Australian Taxation Office, Library Information Services

AusTrade Library

Bureau of Meteorology Library

City of Gold Coast Library

Comcare Library

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Library

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Department of Defence

Department of Finance

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Library

Department of Health (Therapeutic Goods Admin) Library

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS). Library

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development Library

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Library

Department of Social Services Library

Department of Treasury & Finance, Library, Victorian Government

Department of Veterans Affairs

DGTA-ADF Technical Library

Food Standards Australia New Zealand Library

Geoscience Australia Library

Government Research & Information Library (State Library Qld)

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Library

IP Australia Library

Law Library of Victoria

National Gallery of Australia Library

National Library of Australia

National Museum of Australia Library

Productivity Commission Library

Reserve Bank of Australia Library

Department of Education and Training | Department of Employment, Library and Information Service, Transactional Services Branch


Membership fees for the 2016/7 financial year are as below:

Annual acquisitions budget
Annual membership fee
<= $149,999
$230 (includes GST of $20.10)
$150,000 - $499,999 $570 (includes GST of $51.81)
>= $500,000 $1,100 (includes GST of $100)