Our four-year libraries framework will drive the service, collection and programming decisions for our libraries. Our libraries include:

  • City Library
  • North Melbourne Library
  • Kathleen Syme Library
  • Library at The Dock
  • Southbank Library at Boyd Community Hub
  • East Melbourne Library.
  • Online library - eBooks, eAudio, digital newspapers and magazines, online reference collections, films and music.

These libraries offer books, ebooks, audiobooks, programs for children and adults, creative technology, research, and spaces to work, study and relax.

We know that our city and community face existing challenges and new ones arising as a result of COVID-19. We are thinking ahead about how libraries can best support you now and into the future.

To better plan ahead, we want to understand if you are currently using our libraries and what we can do to help you. Community consultation was open from 25 November to 23 December 2020.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community consultation

    25 November to 23 December 2020

  • Timeline item 2 - active

    Feedback analysed

    January to May 2021

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Framework presented to Future Melbourne Committee for endorsement

    May 2021

Current libraries

Learn more about libraries in the City of Melbourne and what they currently offer.

Contact us

Have questions or want to learn more about the project?