Help shape Council’s Library services

Tuesday, 10 January 2023

After conducting research and extensive consultation with the community, including face-to-face workshops and an online survey in early 2022, Penrith City Library has developed its draft Library Services Strategy for 2023-2028.

The Library is inviting the community to provide further feedback before it’s finalised.

The five-year strategy will guide how Penrith City Council will manage and deliver future library services to the community, with a focus on the four domains of public library services, which include facilities, resources, programs and services, and people and culture.

Penrith City Library invites community members to review the draft strategy and provide feedback on the proposed opportunities, improvements, and goals. The Library welcomes feedback online via the survey, in-person at the Civic Centre, or via telephone.

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen said that this Is a great opportunity for residents who love the Library’s services to provide their feedback on the draft strategy.

“Our Library Services team does a fantastic job providing services to the community, including keeping an updated and diverse catalogue of items available for borrowing, accessible systems, and a robust local history collection such as the beloved Photographic Collection,” Cr Hitchen said.

“I highly encourage residents to review the draft strategy and provide their feedback on what’s been proposed for the next five years as this document will enable Penrith City Library to continue delivering high quality programs and services to the community.”

Residents interested in providing feedback can do so at

Council has included a list of ways residents can leave their feedback, including online, email or telephone.

Feedback is open until Tuesday 21 February 2023.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Tuesday, 10 January 2023.