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Public Library Grants

2021/22 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 2021/22 Public Library Infrastructure Grants are now closed.

The Public Library Infrastructure Grants Guidelines 2021/22 are available for reference.

2020/21 Public Library Infrastructure Grants

The Minister for the Arts the Hon. Don Harwin has approved the following grants for 2020/21.

  Council Project Title Amount
1 Armidale Regional Armidale Library's Community Living Room $166,000
2 Bellingen Shire Dorrigo Library Community Extension Project $482,800
3 Blacktown City Upgrade of Max Webber Library, relocation of children's and fiction areas. $400,150
4 Central Coast Mobile Library Upgrade $190,000
5 Clarence Valley Yaegl libraries refurbishment $274,960
6 Georges River Hurstville Library Sensory Garden $200,000
7 Gilgandra Shire Furnishing fit-out of the new Gilgandra Shire Library and  Community Hub $300,170
8 Greater Hume Holbrook Library Complex Refurbishment Project $199,696
9 Hay Shire Implementation of RFID $47,076
10 Junee Shire Junee Library - Shelving Upgrade $26,630
11 Kyogle Solar panels on mobile library $46,509
12 Lake Macquarie City Lake Mac Libraries Digital Playbook $114,304
13 Liverpool Plains Shire Quirindi Library Precinct $500,000
14 MidCoast Transformed and Connected: Evolving Tea Gardens Library $379,280
15 Mosman Mosman Creation Space Studios Project $61,024
16 Muswellbrook Shire Accessible upgrade to Children’s Section of Muswellbrook Library $89,000
17 Narrabri Shire Narrabri Shire Mobile Library $141,727
18 Northern Beaches Move It and Use It: shelving on wheels for space activation $500,000
19 Port Macquarie-Hastings A staged approach to new libraries $128,495
20 Queanbeyan-Palerang Creation of a State of the Art Library in the Queanbeyan Cultural and Civic Precinct $500,000
21 Richmond Valley Casino Library Community Courtyard $192,830
22 Singleton Singleton Sustainably Seventeen $474,439
23 Strathfield A place for everyone $190,910
24 Temora Shire Renew & Refresh - Temora Shire Library $194,000
25 Wagga Wagga City Wagga Wagga City Library Expansion $200,000
  Total   $6,000,000

Previous recipients

Previous 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.