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                    Locations and opening hours

                    Melbourne Library Service has six branches across the municipality, located in the central city, Carlton, Docklands, East Melbourne, North Melbourne and Southbank.

                    City Library upgrade starting Friday 10 June

                    We’re working on a new activity space and toilet facilities at City Library during June, July and August. Access to these areas will be affected during this time.

                    Bookings and access to the group study room will also be unavailable until August.

                    Access to 20 minute computers on the ground floor will also be affected; 20 minute computers will be located on level 1 for the duration of the work.

                    Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

                    ​Library locations

                    View locations on the map and see below for information on each library's address, services, facilities, collections and contact details.

                    City of Melbourne libraries
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                    City Library

                    East Melbourne Library

                    Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre

                    Library at The Dock

                    North Melbourne Library

                    Southbank Library

                    Opening hours

                    ​City Library ​East Melbourne ​Kathleen Syme ​Library at The Dock ​North Melbourne ​Southbank
                    ​Monday ​8am - 8pm ​10am - 6pm ​10am - 7pm ​8am - 7pm ​10am - 7pm ​10am - 7pm
                    ​Tuesday ​8am - 8pm ​1pm - 8pm ​10am - 7pm ​8am - 7pm ​10am - 7pm ​10am - 7pm
                    ​Wednesday ​8am - 8pm ​10am - 6pm ​10am - 7pm 8am - 7pm ​10am - 7pm ​10am - 7pm
                    ​Thursday 8am - 8pm​ ​10am - 6pm ​10am - 7pm ​8am - 7pm ​10am - 6pm ​10am - 7pm
                    ​Friday ​8am - 6pm ​1pm - 6pm ​10am - 6pm ​8am - 7pm ​1pm - 6pm ​1pm - 6pm
                    ​Saturday ​10am - 5pm ​10am - 4pm ​10am - 5pm ​10am - 5pm ​10am - 4pm ​10am - 4pm
                    ​Sunday ​12pm - 5pm 2pm - 5pm​ ​​12pm - 5pm ​12pm - 5pm ​2pm - 5pm ​2pm - 5pm

                    Public holiday opening hours 2016

                    Contact us

                    In person

                    You can speak to library staff in person at any of our libraries.

                    Via feedback form

                    Use our feedback form if you have any compliments, suggestions and constructive criticism regarding our services, staff and facilities.

                    Via email

                    Email us at with general enquiries, with reference enquiries.

                    You will need an email application installed on your computer or you must cut and paste the address into the address bar of a webmail application. Clicking the link will NOT work on public access computers.

                    By phone

                    You can phone us during library opening hours. See the individual library details above for the relevant phone number.

                    If you are deaf, hearing-impaired, or speech-impaired, we ask that you call us via the National Relay Service: 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (public holidays excluded).

                    Teletypewriter (TTY) users phone 133 677 then ask for 03 9658 9658.

                    Speak & Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 03 9658 9658.

                    By post

                    Melbourne Library Service
                    PO Box 1603
                    Melbourne VIC 3001 

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