Renew our Libraries

Renew our Libraries



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Renew our Libraries


Today’s public libraries are about more than just books – they’re interactive hubs where people can access information, learn new skills, and engage with others in the community.

That’s why Local Government NSW continues to call on the NSW Government to increase funding to public libraries and create a sustainable funding model to build the libraries of the future.

In June 2019, the NSW Government announced a record boost in funding for public libraries as part of its Budget – a total of $60 million over four years, including $36.5 million in 2019/20.

“The funding will make a huge difference to public libraries right across NSW, helping them to better meet the growing demands from their communities,” said Dr John Vallance, NSW State Librarian.

“Public libraries offer so much to the people of NSW including quality collections, comfortable and safe public space, high speed internet, as well as events and programs. All this together helps create a literate and informed society."

Renew our Libraries campaign site

Renew our Libraries Campaign Report (PDF, 2MB)