The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.
The World Report series is a biennial report series that reports on the state of the world in terms of freedom of access to information, freedom of expresion and related issues. The reports are available online at http://www.ifla.org/en/publications/iflafaife-world-report-series and can be downloaded free of charge. The 2010 Report has been designed as a customizable interactive electronic publication and can be accessed in different formats through maps.
a country-oriented map interface allows users to produce a full or partial country report or comparative country reports, depending on choices.
A question-oriented interface allows users to get information on a single question for all countries that have participated in the 2010 Report.
There is a single report for Australia with selected facts supplied by ALIA (Australian Library and Information Association)
Population: 21,262,641 (July 2009 est.)
Internet users: 17033826
Internet penetration: 80.10%
Estimated number of public libraries in the country: 1515
University research libraries: 39
Estimated School libraries: 9000
Government funded research libraries: 200+
Check the report itself for further information