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.

Last year we asked you, our community, what you valued in libraries and about your hopes for a future library service.

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.

Consultation ran from 25 January until 6 March 2022.



  • 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 - active


    January 2023 to November 2023

  • Timeline item 7 - incomplete

    Library opening

    November 2023

Community consultation

Feedback we heard on the new library at the Munro site.

Current libraries

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

Contact us

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