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Small Library Project

The State Library worked with fjmt architects on a project to assist NSW councils and libraries in the planning and design of small library buildings. 

The NSW Public Libraries Small Library Project includes a series of plan templates to assist councils in the design of small scale library buildings. The templates and modules are on the Modular Libraries section of the website.

The project included the design and scope of  'shipping container' style libraries.   These temporary libraries could be used as a trial library for a new location before deciding if a permanent library is needed. They could also be used as an add-on to an existing building to provide more space. 

More information is in the project report Public libraries: small library project (36 MB)