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About QPLA

Queensland Public Libraries Association is the peak representative body for public libraries in Queensland. QPLA liaises with key stakeholders and decision makers on current issues; arranges training and networking opportunities for members; markets the role and value of public libraries and facilitates cooperative projects.

Our Vision

Public libraries enriching Queensland communities.

Our Purpose

We are a statewide network of public libraries:

  • Providing advocacy support and representation for our members at local, state and national level
  • Creating opportunities to share information, ideas and best practice
  • Delivering benefits of scale – achieving more together than we could do alone.


  1. Increased community and government awareness of the role and value of public libraries
  2. Proactive and innovative systems and processes
  3. Well-informed members of a strong network
  4. Responsive, accountable governance and a sustainable association.

Planning Documents

Adopted QPLA strategic plan Nov 2014