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North Melbourne Library

66 Errol Street,
North Melbourne Victoria 3051

North Melbourne is located on bustling Errol St, next to North Melbourne Town Hall Arts House, behind a Victorian façade.

North Melbourne Library was recently renovated, check out the improvements!

Getting there:

Melway reference: Map 2A, J10
Car: on-street parking (parking meters)Tram from City: 57  

Contact us:

03 9658 9700 

One of the longest established libraries in Victoria, North Melbourne Library was built in 1882 and opened in 1884 as a Mechanics Institute and Library. Since 1905 it has been providing a free public lending service for the City of Melbourne.

Now a progressive and vibrant neighbourhood library, it boasts free Internet and wireless broadband access, DVDs, CDs and supports the leisure and learning needs of its community.

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Opening hours

North Melbourne Library has long opening hours so you can browse, borrow or relax with one of our many events. Come in and check us out! 

Monday 10am to 7pm 
 Tuesday 10am to 7pm 
 Wednesday 10am to 7pm
 Thursday  10am to 6pm 
 Friday  1pm to 6pm
 Saturday  10am to 4pm 
Sunday    2pm to 5pm 


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Public Holidays 2014

New Year's Day Wednesday 1
All Closed 
Australia Day public holiday  Monday 27
City Library: 12:00pm to 5:00pm
All other branches are closed 
Labour Day  Monday 10
All Closed
Good Friday  Friday 18 
All Closed
Easter Saturday Saturday 19
City Library: 12:00pm to 5:00pm
All other branches are closed 
Easter Sunday  Sunday 20 
All Closed
Easter Monday  Monday 21
All Closed 
ANZAC Day Friday 25
All Closed 
Queen's Birthday  Monday 9
City Library: 12:00pm to 5:00pm
All other branches are closed 
Melbourne Cup  Tuesday 4
City Library: 12:00pm to 5:00pm
All other branches are closed 
Christmas Day  Thursday 25 December  All Closed 
Boxing Day  Friday 26
All Closed 

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Venue hire policy

Please ensure you are familiar with our Venue hire policy (PDF, 140kb) This link opens in a new browser window prior to submitting your application. It contains important information about using our meeting rooms, including payments, penalties and safety.
In addition please read the terms and conditions of use

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North Melbourne Library Hotham Room

North Melbourne Library has one meeting room available for community and commercial hire. The Hotham Room is available for hire during library opening hours and outside library hours.


  • access to kitchenette with fridge, hot water, mugs, dishwasher
  • up to 6 tables (each seats 5 comfortably) 
  • mobile magnetic whiteboard
  • data projection (user's own laptop required) available on request
  • free wireless internet access (membership log-in required) 

Booking hours

Please contact the Library on (03) 9658 9700 to determine room availability before submitting your booking form.

Monday to Sunday   7am to 10.45pm

Fees and charges

All groups are charged the general/commercial rate unless they can prove eligibility for the community use rate. Please refer to our Venue hire policy (PDF, 140kb) This link opens in a new browser window for more information.
In addition please read the terms and conditions of use.

Please refer to Fees and charges to view current meeting room hire costs. 

How to apply

  1. Download and print the Meeting room booking form (PDF, 152kb) This link opens in a new browser window or complete the online form
  2.  If you wish to claim the community rate, download and print the Community use application form (PDF, 40kb) This link opens in a new browser window or complete the online form. Users wishing to claim the community rate only need to submit this form in the first instance. Forms are kept on file.
  3. Submit your application 

Submitting your application

By email:

By post or in person:

North Melbourne Library
66 Errol Street
North Melbourne 3051

By fax: 

(03) 9658 9545 

Confirmation of bookings

The success of your application will be communicated a maximum of 10 working days from receipt of your application. We advise that you submit your application as far as possible in advance of your desired date/s to avoid disappointment.

Our meeting rooms are in high demand. In order to make bookings as fair as possible, we may not be able to accommodate all requests or guarantee ongoing bookings for groups from year to year.  

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Applications for regular bookings

Twice per year we accept applications from groups seeking long-term, regular bookings, e.g. a group that wishes to meet on the third Thursday of every month.

Groups can apply for six months of bookings at a time, and must submit their applications as outlined below:

1 January to 30 June Applications for bookings during this period are accepted from 1 November until 30 November. All interested groups will be contacted by mid-December regarding confirmation of their bookings.

1 July to 31 December Applications for bookings during this period are accepted from 1 May until 31 May. All interested groups will be contacted by mid-June regarding confirmation of their bookings.

After these groups have been notified, the calendar will be opened to ad-hoc booking requests for each six-month period.

Further enquiries


  • City Library (03) 9658 9557
  • East Melbourne Library (03) 9658 9600
  • North Melbourne Library (03) 9658 9700


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Our Vision 

Melbourne Library Service: Melbourne's gateway to your past, present and future.

The City of Melbourne established the Melbourne Library Service to better serve the communities that live, work and study in Australia's fastest growing capital city.

To assist the library service, a ten year strategic plan has been adopted by Council. The Melbourne Library Service Strategic Plan 2008 - 2018 is the roadmap for the future of library services in the city. The library provides many of its services and programs through four full service libraries, an access point and our virtual library service.

Download the Melbourne Library Service Strategic Plan 2008 -2018 (PDF, 438kb)

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