In 2001, Lithgow Regional Library and Bathurst City Library successfully applied for a Library Development Grant from the Library Council of New South Wales.

The project titled From Coal to Gold - local information with a Regional focus brought together a project team from Lithgow and Bathurst libraries to develop the local studies collections of both library services.

Project aims

Our region

As two of the oldest settled regions of New South Wales, Bathurst and Lithgow contain a rich and varied history which encapsulates Australia's development from a convict colony through Federation to the 21st century.

Each area has its own unique historic features.