Vision for a bigger Fairfield Library

Published Monday, 11th July 2016

Council will open the Fairfield Branch Library in new, bigger premises at 1-3 Hamilton Road in 2018.

This $1million development will improve essential core service to our community with advanced technology and upgraded facilities.

The new, larger location will complement the revitalisation of the Fairfield City Centre and create opportunities for lifelong learning and a sense of belonging for the community.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said Council would allocate $90,000 this financial year to start an internal design of the new library to meet existing and future community expectations.

“The new premises have a total of 2,000 square metres which will allow for future expansion depending on demand.

“Council this year will commence the internal design for the new library which will provide an open space area of 1,000 square metres, which is about 340 square metres more than Fairfield’s current library space.

“The new library will broaden services and opportunities beyond traditional learning and information access,” said Mayor Carbone. “The open planning will give easy access to this social and educational hub which will facilitate the growing educational demand locally by providing rooms for meetings, training sessions and seminars.”

During the past 12 months Fairfield Open Libraries have embraced a number of initiatives focused on transforming all Fairfield City libraries into modern, cutting edge facilities. The new Fairfield Library will continue to meet this future community need.

Council libraries now have improved digital accessibility with free Wi-Fi, mobile phone applications, computer and iPad access, extended opening hours and more ways to connect and access resources than ever before.

“As one of the most culturally diverse communities in Australia, Fairfield also has access to more than 4,000 international newspapers and magazines in more than 60 languages,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Education plays a vital role in the future of our residents and our city and Council strongly supports furthering access to education for our community."

Work will start on the new Fairfield Library once the leases of existing occupants expire in 2018.

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Phone: 9725 0166
Email: fcccommunications@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au