The City of Melbourne is developing a new community library at the Munro site, in the heart of the Queen Victoria Market precinct. The facility will contain a library and creative makerspace. Family Services and a dedicated children’s library will be on level 3, along with a community rooftop terrace.

With your input, we developed the Future Libraries Framework, our guiding strategic document to support decision-making for the City of Melbourne’s libraries into the future.

We see the Future Libraries Framework in action already with the pop-up libraries opening across our municipality, extending the reach of the service to new users and into new areas, helping to reignite the city.

The Future Libraries Framework will also inform the new community library being built at Munro.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community consultation

    25 January to 6 March 2022

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Feedback reviewed

    April 2022

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Feedback results available and concept design to Councillor Forum

    May 2022

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Tender out to market

    Late August 2022

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Contract award and appointment of contractor

    Late November 2022

  • Timeline item 6 - complete


    January 2023 to November 2023

  • Timeline item 7 - complete

    Library opening

    November 2023

Submissions on proposed library name

Notice is given pursuant to the Naming Rules for places in Victoria 2022 and the Geographic Place Names Act 1998 that the Melbourne City Council (Council) proposes to name the new library and family services building located at 141 Therry Street, Melbourne and 454 Queen Street, Melbourne as narrm ngarrgu Library and Family Services

narrm ngarrgu (pronounced nahrrm narr-GUW) is a Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung word that translates to Melbourne Knowledge. Council has worked with the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation that has provided the appropriate permission for use of the name in relation to the above purpose only. 

If you wish to make a submission on the proposal, please complete the form below by Friday 13 October 2023. Alternatively, it should be mailed to:

ATTN: Melbourne Library Services Manager

GPO Box 1603

Melbourne VIC 3001

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