Junee Regional Library
What a difference a place makes. In 2000 the Junee Regional Library moved from a cramped Council Chambers back to its former home - the literary institute hall. In the 1930s the Railway Institute ran the Library service.
The Council and the NSW State Library saw the potential to convert the abandoned Railway Institute Hall into a modern, functioning library space – they where right. Since the new facility opened, library membership has tripled to over 1,000.
The pressed metal ceilings are emphasized with up lighting and semi gloss enamel paint – now it’s a bright building inside - just right for reading books.
The toilet facilities are new and cater for people confined to wheelchairs.
The existing building was a little too small, so a sympathetic addition was made that includes three private work spaces for study and research.