Public Library Grants

2022/23 Public Library Infrastructure Grants

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

The 2022/23 Public Library Infrastructure Grants are now closed.

The Public Library Infrastructure Grants Guidelines 2022/23 and example grant applications are provided for reference.

2021/22 grant recipients

The Minister for the Arts the Hon Ben Franklin MLC announced the 2021/22 grant recipients on 6 April 2022 at Blacktown City Library.

The Minister's media release is available here

  Council Project Amount
1 Ballina Shire Ballina Shire Libraries Air Conditioning and Improvement Upgrades $88,947
2 Balranald Shire Balranald Library Refurbishment $67,862
3 Bega Valley Shire Tura Marrang Library Courtyard activation $51,200
4 Blacktown City Max Webber Library - Level 1 IT area upgrade $242,437
5 Blue Mountains City Springwood Library Redevelopment $500,000
6 Campbelltown City Campbelltown Library Unplugged (mobile vehicle outreach service) $69,988
7 City of Canada Bay Making the Most of Five Dock Library for the Community $209,803
8 Fairfield City Whitlam Library - Dedicated Youth Area $149,923
9 Greater Hume Henty Library - Accessibility, functionality & inclusiveness Project $199,801
10 Junee Shire Junee Library Refurbishment $319,110
11 Lake Macquarie City Self Access - Lake Mac Libraries $50,000
12 Lane Cove St Leonards Library - a library for urban renewal $500,000
13 Narrandera Shire Narrandera Library "Kidz Zone" $35,523
14 Oberon Community Hub Fit Out $120,000
15 City of Parramatta 5PS - A New City Library Branch for Parramatta $500,000
16 Port Macquarie Hastings

Changing pace-Changing space

17 Port Stephens Mobile Library Refurbishment $68,540
18 Snowy Monaro Regional Jindabyne Community Library & Innovation Hub $316,458
19 Tamworth Regional Yaama - Welcoming Spaces $170,792
20 Temora Shire Phase 3 – Finale $102,087
21 Tenterfield Shire Tenterfield Public Library Refurbishment $196,886
22 Tweed Shire Conquering Covid - Library Comeback: Refresh, Revitalise, Renew, Restart $135,000
23 Upper Hunter Shire Scone Shire Library Relocation & Refurbishment $500,000
24 Upper Lachlan Shire Upper Lachlan Libraries Refurbishment $189,564
25 Warren Shire Doorways to an Open-Air Library $315,723
26 Wollondilly Shire Wollondilly Library Community Lounge and Working Space $403,092
  Total   $6,000,000

Previous grant recipients

Previous grant recipients are listed in the State Library of NSW Annual Reports.

Reporting forms

From the 2017/18 Public Library 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.

Further information and instructions

2016/17 PLIG round and previous years

For grants from previous years please fill out the forms below.

Public Library Grants archive

Public Library Grants Guidelines are available below for the reference of councils that are yet to acquit funded projects.