In our quest to make the library management immensely convenient for the users, Southern Academy provides vital support complementing academic activities to students, researchers and staff. We arrange access to the world of information – whether online, multimedia or in print. In order to effectively capitalize on the opportunities provided by radical changes to technology, pedagogy and research practice, the libraries operate in a number of profound ways and work in partnership with faculty members to enhance students research skill development, encompassing both information literacy and learning skills. The libraries now do provide effective research and learning environments with a user-focused approach which is the hallmark of our library.
Public libraries are united behind common goals and ambitions, share best practice and provide universal free access to information, knowledge and ideas. They are supported by every state and territory in Australia and are often managed within Local Government areas. Special libraries
provide specialized information resources for their parent organization. Common types of special libraries include art libraries, law libraries, legislative or parliamentary libraries, music libraries, medical libraries, government departmental libraries and science libraries. Some types have their own associations including art libraries (ARLIS/ANZ
, the Art Library Society of Australia and New Zealand), law libraries (Australian Law Librarians Association
), and music libraries (International Association of Music Libraries Australia
See the following link for more information http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/cs_library.asp