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Record $36.5M State funding to benefit public libraries

Friday 28 June 2019

Public libraries across NSW are set to benefit from a record boost in funding, with the NSW Government delivering $36.5 million in 2019/20.

NSW State Librarian John Vallance welcomed this significant increase announced as part of the NSW State Budget in 2019, which will see a total of $60 million in additional Government funding going directly to public libraries over four years. 

“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 Vallance.

“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."

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