Long Awaited Jindabyne Library Opens

Jindabyne was the largest regional town in NSW without a library facility, beyond the travelling mobile library.

After much campaigning from the local community and made possible with the financial support of the NSW Government through Create NSW’s Regional Cultural Fund and the 2021/22 Public Library Infrastructure Grant Program the Jindabyne Library opened.

The new library, the first of the Small Library Projects, a collaboration with fjcstudio (formerly fjmtstudio) and the State Library of NSW, was opened by Minister for Tourism, Aboriginal Affairs, the Arts and Regional Youth, Ben Franklin.

Council would also like to thank fjmstudio and Built for their design and execution of this project in a very tight timeframe. Thanks to their work, Jindabyne Library is not only a community asset, but a beautiful addition to the built environment.

The modular library will remain on site for at least five years. After this time, it may be moved and repurposed dependent on the newly designed civic area for Jindabyne under the Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct (SAP).


fjcstudio acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres  Strait Islander peoples, the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work.

We recognise their continuing connection to Country and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

We extend this acknowledgement to Indigenous People globally, recognising their human rights and freedoms as articulated in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.