Public Library Infrastructure Grants
The Public Library Infrastructure Grants are for projects that assist NSW councils in improving public library infrastructure, including buildings and information technology systems. The State Government provided $15 million over the 4 years from 2014/15 for this program.
Contact a State Library Consultant if you have any questions about the grants program.
The Minister for the Arts Don Harwin has approved the 2017/18 Public Library Infrastructure Grants as listed below.
|Bega Valley||Eden Library: refurbishing for the future||$44,069|
|Bellingen||Urunga Library re-design and new technology||$153,260|
|Tocumwal Library multi-purpose room||$200,000|
|Bland||Fresh and Fabulous - refurbishing to make(r) space||$200,000|
|Bogan||Bogan Library - closing the technology gap in a climate friendly, flexible environment.||$90,105|
|Bourke||RFID for Bourke Public Library||$54,760|
|Brewarrina||Enhancing and enriching community library facilities||$200,000|
|Burwood||Delivering an innovative and digitally responsive library service to the Burwood community||$111,360|
|Cessnock||Creating a contemporary library space||$127,859|
|Coonamble||A sensational area||$25,915|
|Edward River||Maker Space||$32,473|
|Activating library spaces for creative engagement – Batemans Bay Library||$66,000|
|Gilgandra||Gilgandra Library extension: space to create, collaborate, code and connect||$199,495|
|Gwydir||Bingara Library Service - relocation to Bingara Civic Centre||$200,000|
|Inverell||A modern LMS for Inverell||$54,895|
|Kyogle||Kyogle Library redesign||$99,673|
|Lismore||Refurbishment of Lismore Library||$198,000|
|Liverpool Plains||Quirindi Library Precinct Activation Project||$200,000|
|Maitland||RFID enabled return systems||$162,750|
|MidCoast||Forster Library: building for the future||$200,000|
|Mid-Western Regional||Enhance, enrich, include: the new Rylstone Library & Customer Service Centre||
|Mosman||Barry O'Keefe Library indoor garden reading zone||$185,000|
|Nambucca||RFID implementation into our Nambucca Heads and Macksville Libraries||$134,266|
|Narrabri||Boggabri Library Modernisation and Optimisation Project||$47,965|
|Narrandera||Space for youth @ Narrandera Library||$200,000|
|Parkes||Curiosity and wonder - Parkes Library Expansion Project||$200,000|
|Queanbeyan Palerang||Creating a welcoming community space in the Queanbeyan Library||$134,149|
|Snowy Monaro||New microform reader/scanner for Bombala Library||$16,686|
|Tamworth||RFID for Central Northern Regional Library||$200,000|
|Upper Hunter||Merriwa Library upgrade stage 2||$47,500|
|Warren||Crossing the technology divide||$55,400|
|Waverley||Libraries for learning||$41,293|
|Weddin||Grenfell Library transformation||$44,727|
Previous recipients can be found through the State Library of NSW Annual Reports.
2017/18 PLIG round
For the 2017/18 Public Library Infrastructure Grant round reporting and acquittal forms are to be filled out in Smartygrants. The applicant will receive an email directly from Smartygrants when a form is available for completion.
2016/17 PLIG round and previous years
For grants from previous years please fill out the forms below.
- Acquittal statement (Word 43Kb)
- Performance report (Word 110Kb)
- Statement of income and expenditure (Excel 105Kb)
Library Development Grants archive
Previous Library Development Grants Guidelines are available below for the reference of councils that are yet to acquit funded projects.