Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library

Wominjeka, welcome, to Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library.

Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library offers a range of programs and services to stimulate lifelong learning and creativity for adults, young people and children alike.

These include digital literacy programs, regular children’s storytime sessions, creative programs and events, including author talks, panel discussions, films and music performances as well as events in community languages.

The library has a range of flexible learning spaces, which can be used for quiet study or group discussions.

Where is Bargoonga Nganjin located?

182 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy 

When is Bargoonga Nganjin open?

Serviced hours Un-serviced hours (Open Library Members)
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm Monday: 8:00am - 10:00am & 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm Tuesday: 8:00am - 10:00am & 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm Wednesday: 8:00am - 10:00am & 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm Thursday: 8:00am - 10:00am & 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm Friday: 8:00am - 10:00am & 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm Saturday: 8:00am - 10:00am & 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm- 5:00pm Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm & 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Public holidays (excepting Sundays*): 8:00am-10:00pm
* Due to building permit limitations, Bargoonga Nganjin's un-serviced opening hours are 10-6pm where the public holiday falls on a Sunday 

Un-serviced hours: if you are interested in accessing Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library during un-serviced hours, please email us at [email protected]

After registering your interest, our staff will contact you to arrange an induction session and provide more information.

Aboriginal Yarra

The area now known as the City of Yarra stands on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people.
Their connection to the land and its waterways extends back tens of thousands of years to the beginning of time when their creator spirit Bunjil formed the land and all living things.

Colonial settlement impacted heavily on the Wurundjeri, but they survived and the strong bonds between families and clans could not be broken. It is a testament to the ongoing strength of the Wurundjeri people that Wurundjeri Elders continue to make us welcome on their traditional lands.

As well as the Wurundjeri, there are many other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are connected to this area. From the 1920s onwards, the suburb of Fitzroy in particular became an important meeting place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from tribes around Victoria and beyond, and the social and political hub of Aboriginal Melbourne.

Today this area continues to be a place of gathering, with the library at the heart, where everyone is welcome to come together, share and learn.

What does Bargoonga Nganjin mean? 

Bargoonga Nganjin means ‘Gather Everybody’ in Woiwurrung, the language of the Wurundjeri people.

It is pronounced Bar-goon-ga Narn-yin. Watch the video below to hear it pronounced. 

Find out more about Aboriginal Yarra