Lift-off at Cessnock Library!

Published on 02 October 2020

Council staff and Mayor Pynsent pictured in front of new lift.

Cessnock City Library recently installed a new lift at the rear entrance to Cessnock Library and is pleased to let the community know that it’s now operational and ready for use.

This project was made possible with a $200,000 Public Library Infrastructure Grant secured by Cessnock City Library, with Cessnock City Council partnering in the project to administer the grant and provide additional funds.

The project has seen the old stairs removed and a new lift, concrete stairs and automatic doors installed. 

Library Services Coordinator, Rose-marie Walters said this is a wonderful addition to Cessnock Library.

“The majority of parking is to the rear of the library and the new amenities will provide easier access into Cessnock Library, particularly for seniors, people with a disability and families with young children,” said Rose-marie.

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

The grants are administered by Library Council of NSW, on behalf of the NSW Government.