Metropolitan Public Library Grants 2018/19
The NSW Government has allocated $1M to the 2018/19 Metropolitan Public Library Grants fund to assist eligible councils in improving public library spaces, services and technology.
The 2018/19 grants are now open.
Applications will close at 5 pm on Tuesday 29 January 2019.
- Please read the Metropolitan Public Library Grants Guidelines before you begin your application
- Contact a State Library Consultant if you have any questions about the guidelines or grants program.
- The online application is available through Smartygrants
- If you need help with using Smartygrants please go to the Help guide for applicants or the Smartygrants frequently asked questions.
Metropolitan Public Library Grants are available to the following NSW local authorities:
Bayside, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Burwood, Camden, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, City of Canada Bay, City of Parramatta, City of Ryde, City of Sydney, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Hawkesbury, The Hills, Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Inner West, Ku-Ring-Gai, Lane Cove, Liverpool, Mosman, Newcastle, North Sydney, Northern Beaches, Penrith, Randwick, Strathfield, Sutherland, Waverley, Willoughby, Wollondilly, Wollongong, Woollahra.
Councils that were eligible to apply for the Regional Cultural Fund in 2018/19 are not eligible to apply for the Metropolitan Public Library Grants.
Applications will not be eligible for consideration unless reporting requirements for previous State Library Grants have been met. Please contact Kate O’Grady if you have questions about reporting or acquittals of past grants.
2017/18 Grant recipients
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.