Revitalising Regional Libraries
Revitalising Regional NSW
State Library of New South Wales
Trade & Investment, Regional Infrastructure & Services
The NSW Government-funded Revitalising Regional Libraries initiative has delivered WiFi hotspots in public libraries throughout regional NSW, significantly enhancing online access to cultural and educational resources in those libraries and benefiting students, small businesses, researchers and the general community across regional and rural areas. Identified as an investment in Critical Infrastructure Priority in the NSW Economic Development Framework, this four year initiative commencing in 2011/12, has delivered robust WiFi hotspot services in 113 out of a possible 139 rural and regional public libraries. These WiFi hotspots have increased the number of points available for community online access to the range of digital services provided by public libraries and the State Government including eGovernment services.