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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2008  
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During the 12 months before interview in 2002, 42.7% of Tasmanians aged 18 and over visited a public library. The highest attendance rates for libraries occurred in the 18-24 age group (51.2%) and the second highest in the 35-44 age group (45.1%).

By Age, Tasmania - 2002
Graph: Attendance at libraries by age, Tasmania, 2002


The State Library of Tasmania is a Statewide library service with a network of seven city libraries, 41 branch libraries and five reference and specialist collections available to all Tasmanians.

Further information about the State Library of Tasmania can be found at: Detailed statistics about the State Library can be found in the Department of Education 2004-05 Annual Report available from the Department of Education website at


The Parliamentary Library established in 1852, maintains records of Tasmanian political and parliamentary information to provide Members and Officers of Parliament with information they need in connection with their parliamentary duties.

In 1990, a Parliamentary Research Service was established to provide more in-depth research papers on request. The Parliamentary Research Service provided 319 briefings for Members in 2003-04, compared with 254 in 2002-03. The Parliamentary Library received 6,035 reference requests in 2003-04, compared with 5,889 in 2002-03.

Further information is available from the Tasmanian Parliamentary Library web site at

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