Renew Our Libraries

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North Sydney Council voted unanimously to support the Renew Our Libraries campaign at its meeting held 30 July 2018.

Renew Our Libraries is a joint initiative of Local Government NSW and NSW Public Libraries Association and it seeks to increase funding to public libraries in NSW.

Sign the petition - click on the link in the important links library.

Each year NSW libraries have more than 35 million visits and they are experiencing increasing demand for their services.

However, the NSW Government has not boosted recurrent funding to match increased demand.

Instead, it cut funding by 5% in the 2018-19 budget released in May this year. Following the budget, Local Government and NSW Public Libraries Association formed Renew our Libraries.

Compared to other Australian states, the NSW Government pays lower library contributions.

NSW Government provides 7.8% of total library funding, compared to Victoria’s 18% and Queensland’s 12%.

View further information by following the link in the important links library,


North Sydney Council voted unanimously to support the Renew Our Libraries campaign at its meeting held 30 July 2018.

Renew Our Libraries is a joint initiative of Local Government NSW and NSW Public Libraries Association and it seeks to increase funding to public libraries in NSW.

Sign the petition - click on the link in the important links library.

Each year NSW libraries have more than 35 million visits and they are experiencing increasing demand for their services.

However, the NSW Government has not boosted recurrent funding to match increased demand.

Instead, it cut funding by 5% in the 2018-19 budget released in May this year. Following the budget, Local Government and NSW Public Libraries Association formed Renew our Libraries.

Compared to other Australian states, the NSW Government pays lower library contributions.

NSW Government provides 7.8% of total library funding, compared to Victoria’s 18% and Queensland’s 12%.

View further information by following the link in the important links library,