Wingecarribee Shire Council will welcome the community back to the new-look Moss Vale Civic Centre and Library from Tuesday 9 November 2021.
Works on the repair and refurbishment of the building began in January 2020.
While the library remained closed to enable a full reconstruction, limited public access remained open during the refurbishment.
Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble said the refurbished building provided a range of improved public facilities.
“The jewel in the crown is without a doubt the reconstructed library,” she said. “It now offers a more welcoming and modern light-filled area for patrons to enjoy at their leisure.”
The library features a range of new facilities including self-service kiosks, designated study and reading areas, a charging station for electronic devices and a haptic learning tactile desk.
“Within the new public area we’ve also included a number of formal and informal meeting rooms for the public to undertake Council business,” Ms Miscamble added.
Other public areas refurbished within the Civic Centre include the Foyer, Council Chambers and Customer Service area.
Central to the refurbishments was improved access for people with disabilities including first floor access, a more inclusive customer service interface with self-service kiosks, inclusion of four meeting rooms, new office space and a reconfigured modern library.
Environmental considerations include the installation of a commercial solar system and energy efficient air-conditioning system for heating and cooling.
Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Civic Centre and Moss Vale Branch Library are located at 68 Elizabeth Street in Moss Vale.
As per the NSW Government’s current public health orders, visitors aged 16 years and over will need to provide proof of double vaccination, check-in and wear a mask on visiting the refurbished Civic Centre and library.
Council’s Customer Service Contact Centre is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
For more information including library opening hours and conditions of entry, visit library.wsc.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 266 235.