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North Melbourne Library Hotham room

The Hotham Room at North Melbourne Library is available for community and commercial hire.

North Melbourne Library Hotham room

Features of the room


  • 25 people


  • Access to kitchenette with mini-fridge, dishwasher and sink with a cold/boiling tap
  • 10 tables 
  • Audio-visual equipment: Data projection (HDMI cable not provided)
  • Whiteboard (markers not provided)
  • Free wireless internet access


The venue is wheelchair-accessible.

Getting there

Take a tram on route 57

Conditions of hire

  • The hirer is responsible for set up and pack down of the venue. This must occur within the booked time.
  • Bookings cannot start or finish within 15 minutes of North Melbourne Library closing hours. Please refer to the library opening hours​​.​
  • Our meeting rooms are in high demand. 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.

Please read our terms and conditions and policy below before making your booking. Once you have applied for a booking you have accepted our terms and conditions.

Booking process

Make a booking onlineOpens in new tab or download the booking request form below.

Once we receive your booking request, we will provide you with a booking confirmation email with information on costs, inductions, building access (including after hours), security, cleaning and technical support. An invoice will follow separately. Payment can be made via the online payment portal, we only accept payment by debit/credit card.

You will be notified of your application's outcome within 10 working days of us receiving it. We advise that you submit your application as far as possible in advance of your desired date/s to avoid disappointment.

If submitting a regular or recurring request, please be aware that bookings are limited to 15 hours per month, per hirer, and that certain spaces or times may not be suitable for recurring bookings. 

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Commercial or private

$39 per hour

Community or not-for-profit organisations

$7.40 per hour

our acknowledgement

  • Torres Strait Islander Flag
  • Aboriginal People Flag

The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we govern, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong / Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin and pays respect to their Elders past and present. 


We acknowledge and honour the unbroken spiritual, cultural and political connection they have maintained to this unique place for more than 2000 generations.

We accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and are committed to walking together to build a better future.