New Batlow Library


Proudly funded by the NSW Government 

On 27 February 2018 Member for Wagga Wagga, Daryl Maguire announced that Snowy Valleys Council would receive one million dollars for construction of a new, state-of-the-art Library facility for Batlow from the NSW Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF).

Public consultation held in Batlow identified the need for an improved library facility that was fit-for-purpose for the medium to long term.

The new library facility will benefit a range of Batlow residents and visitors including children and youth, library users with mobility impairments, community groups, seasonal workers, library internet users, visitors and users of the Literary Institute hall.

Community members can now make comment on the concept plans for the new Library/Meeting Facility

This is a unique once-in-a-generation project that will benefit the whole community and we want to ensure the new library is a true community hub for Batlow

It is important to us that we gain a good understanding of future-use opportunities and identify what is needed to meet accessibility requirements of the community.  

Review the floor plan and the artists impressions of the facade (there are four options) and then have your say on the future Batlow Library/Meeting Facility in a number of ways:

Attend one of our community meetings:

  • Pop-Up @Batlow Library, Wednesday 18 April, 10am to 1pm
  • Community Meeting @Batlow RSL Wednesday 18 April,  6pm to 7.30pm


Fill in our on-line Feedback Form (below):


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1. Please tell us your age group * (required)

2. Are you currently a regular Batlow Library User * (required)

3. Do you regularly use any other libraries in the Snowy Valleys Council area (can select more than one) * (required)

4. Do you visit the library weekly or monthly (please choose only one)

5. How much time do you spend in the library per visit (please choose only one)

6. How do you currently use your library services (can select more than one)

7. Does the draft plan fit your vision of a Library/Meeting Facility of the future, for Batlow * (required)

9. There are two proposed meeting rooms in the new building – how would you utilise them (can select more than one) * (required)

10. Which of the four proposed building façades do you think best fits with the Batlow streetscape and existing buildings * (required)

12. Will you be more likely to use the new Batlow Library/Meeting Facility * (required)