The Library is Open*

Cr Sophie Wade using Open Library at Bargoonga Nganjin

Wish you could spend more time at the library? Great news! We're pleased to announce the introduction of un-serviced hours at Carlton Library, Richmond Library and Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library.

Attend a simple induction program to upgrade your library membership and gain access to extended hours from 8am to 10pm on most days of the week, including public holidays.

Borrowing, Wi-Fi, public PCs, study spaces, print, scan and copy services will all be available.

This project was inspired by European public and academic libraries who offer 24/7 access and in response to community feedback about our opening hours. It is expected that the Open Library program will be extended to more branches in the future.

This upgrade is only available to members aged 16 years and older and is subject to additional terms and conditions.


See here for Open Library opening hours available at each branch:
Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Carlton Library
Richmond Library



Open Library Induction Guide (PDF 938 kB)

Register your interest for Open Library

If you are interested in accessing Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library, Carlton Library or Richmond Library during un-serviced hours, please email us with your preferred branch at [email protected]

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