Our opening hours are reduced on the Australia Day public holiday, Monday 27 January. More information ›


Due to essential maintenance, access to some online services including eresources and the viewing of digitised items will be temporarily unavailable between 8 pm and 10 pm AEDT on Tuesday, 28 January 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Subsidies and grants

Information about funding, grants and subsidies for NSW councils providing public library services for the community.

Public Library Funding 2019/20

A new funding package has been announced from 2019/20

Financial reporting and subsidy applications

Councils will be notified when 2019/20 subsidy application forms are available.

Public Library Grants

The Public Library Infrastructure Grants are for projects that will assist NSW councils to improve public library infrastructure, including buildings and information technology systems.

2019/20 four year funding package

Further details about the $60 million commitment