The Carmelite Library has been successful in its application for a Community Heritage Grant from the National Library of Australia, in the 2021 round of applications.
The project is a ‘Significance Assessment of the Carmelite Library Rare Books Collection’. We are very excited about this recognition and look forward to working with an assessor in the coming year. The Library holds an important and growing rare books collection, with titles from every century since the 16th century.
Community Heritage Grants provide non-profit community organisations with funding to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections. The grants are also aimed at making these collections more publicly accessible.
Pictured: The librarian, Philip Harvey, with the Community Heritage Grants certificate from the National Library of Australia.