About VGLS

The Victorian Government Library Service (VGLS) delivered by the Shared Service Provider (SSP) is the sole provider of library services to VPS staff and provides a range of relevant information resources, services and advice for VPS staff by:

  • providing access to high quality information resources and research services;
  • providing an efficient information request service;
  • assisting your decision-making and day-to-day work practices; and
  • partnering in the development of best-practice in the Victorian public sector.

Services provided

  • research and reference assistance by subject specialists and access to authoritative information resources;
  • document delivery and interlibrary loans assisting in information resource sharing;
  • procurement and management of resources;
  • WoVG enterprise arrangements for information products including a preferred VGLS subscription and book agent;
  • information alerts via email, RSS feeds or specialised bulletins; and
  • training in library and information skills.
  • Libraries

The Victorian Government Library Service serves:

  • Dept. of Premier & Cabinet (DPC)
  • Dept. of Education & Training (DET-Corporate Staff)
  • Dept. of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP)
  • Dept. of Families, Fairness & Housing (DFFH)
  • Dept. of Health (DH)
  • Dept. of Jobs, Precincts & Regions (DJPR)
  • Dept. of Justice & Community Safety (DJCS)
  • Dept. of Transport (DoT)
  • Dept. of Treasury & Finance (DTF)
  • Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
  • Essential Services Commission (ESC)
  • Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC)
  • Infrastructure Victoria
  • Law Reform Commission
  • Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA)
  • Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC)
  • Public Transport Victoria (PTV)
  • State Revenue Office (SRO)
  • Suburban Rail Loop Authority (SRLA)
  • VicRoads
  • Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC)
  • Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC)
  • Victorian Inspectorate (VI)
  • Wage Inspectorate Victoria (WIV)
  • Other Government Entities or Agencies

Shared Service Provider

The Shared Service Provider (SSP) is a business unit within the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF). The VGLS sits within SSP. DTF and SSP assumed responsibility for the delivery of whole of Victorian Government library services on 7 December 2009 through a Machinery of Government change.

The SSP provides facilities, accommodation, car pools and library services across the seven government departments and four agencies (Victoria Police, VicRoads, Environment Protection Authority and the State Revenue Office). It aims to increase efficiency and innovation in WoVG shared services so that more public funds can be directed to frontline services for Victorian communities.

As an organisation, SSP's vision is:

To be the Shared Service Provider of choice, achieving value for the Victorian Public Sector, through the strategic delivery of client focused services.