Wetherill Park Library refurbishment

Published Monday, 30th March 2015

Mayor Frank Carbone (right) and Libraries manager Paul Scully.
Mayor Frank Carbone (right) and Libraries manager Paul Scully.

Wetherill Park Library has embarked on an exciting transformation and undergone a refurbishment.

The $120,000 revamp responds to community needs to become a social and community hub with expanded services.

The work was done as part of Council’s commitment to upgrade library facilities and will benefit the community by providing improved essential and core services that strongly support furthering access to facilities for patrons.

Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone said one of the main aims of the refurbishment was to create more space for customers. 

“The aim was to expand the existing facilities to provide customers with opportunities that meet changing needs while modernising the City’s libraries,” he said.

New laptop and study benches have been installed, together with group study tables, which will provide considerably more room for people to use their own laptops and mobile devices, as well as for students to study. Patrons are also able to access the library’s computers for personal or study use in the new computer area.

“There is now capacity for the library to support upwards of 80 students at any one time,” Mayor Carbone said. “The book collections have been rearranged to create more space for children’s activities, as well as lounge spaces in which customers can relax and read a book.

The library also has new carpet and laminate tiles that enhance its look and make for a more comfortable environment.

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