From humble beginnings, the library provides services across NSW. It is committed to providing quality, authoritative and effective resources for students requiring additional assistance with learning.
Jill Sherlock was a talented and respected support teacher who worked in schools in the western suburbs of Sydney. Jill died in 1990 at the age of 35.
Following her death, Jill's family approached the department expressing the wish to establish a tangible memorial to her work in the area of learning difficulties. The concept of a specialist resource library was developed by Ross Lang (DET) in consultation with the Sherlock family. The Jill Sherlock Memorial Learning Assistance Library was officially opened on 25 October 1993.
The library also works in partnership with the NSW Centre for Effective Reading by providing specialist teaching and learning materials to professionals and families supporting children with reading difficulties.