Renew Our Libraries




Today’s libraries are about more than books – they are valuable centres of information for the entire community and a vital part of our social infrastructure.  

NSW public libraries are struggling to keep up with increasing demand and funding is at a crisis point. In response, at the 2017 LGNSW Conference, all councils unanimously agreed to joint advocacy and the NSW Public Libraries Association (NSW PLA) and Local Government NSW (LGNSW) have united to create Renew Our Libraries.

Renew Our Libraries is an advocacy initiative which brings together councils, public libraries and their supporters into a grassroots effort to demand action and funding commitments from all political parties in the lead up to the 2019 NSW State Election.

The support and involvement of councils will be invaluable to the success of Renew Our Libraries. By getting your council involved, you will be helping Renew Our Libraries achieve its objectives.

LGNSW has partnered with the NSW Public Libraries Association to Renew Our Libraries, which is calling for increased funding for public libraries.

Thank you for joining us to Renew Our Libraries.

The information collected here means Renew Our Libraries can generate a database of supportive councils and maintain details of the key contact people within each council.

Renew Our Libraries can then further assist these individuals and their councils by providing resources and materials and can direct local media inquiries to the appropriate contacts.