Proposed expansion of the Mulgrave Library

Consultation closed on 13 March 2020

Mulgrave Library external view

Council is considering expanding Mulgrave Library to meet its growing needs and provide opportunities for people in the local community to meet and connect. The library is located in the Wellington Reserve Community Centre, Mackie Road Mulgrave.

This proposal will not involve any change to the overall size of the current building but looks at other ways to expand and improve the service of this highly valued local library. Council will apply for funding via the State Government's Living Libraries Infrastructure Program to support the library expansion.

Your feedback will inform our designs for the proposed expanded library space.

The survey was open until Friday 13 March 2020.

For more information, call Janet Salvatore, Acting Manager Libraries, on 9518 3039 or email Janet.Salvatore@monash.vic.gov.au

Background

We asked Wellington Reserve Community Centre visitors, library users and Mulgrave residents for their suggestions about the Mulgrave Library and its facilities in 2018 (as part of the Mulgrave Library Feasibility Study).

The most important to you were:

  • the intimate feel of the library
  • a good collection
  • opportunities to connect and meet up with other people
  • safe, welcoming and comfortable places for reading and study
  • access to the internet and support for computer use
  • community programs that promote and facilitate reading, digital literacy and cultural engagement
  • additional opening hours

We have already funded longer opening hours and additional programs including storytimes in Chinese (from February 2020).

2020 community survey

Survey respondents had a variety of comments, many of which related to their own personal preferences in the use of the library or the Neighbourhood House.

Read more: Proposed Expansion of Mulgrave Library - 2020 Survey Results (pdf, 639KB)

Key documents

The key documents that inform the proposed expansion are:

Mulgrave Library Feasibility Study April 2018 (pdf, 666KB)

Notice of Motion: Mulgrave Library Feasibility Study Outcomes (Council Meeting 31 July 2018 - item 6.3)

Report: Mulgrave Library extended hours trial (Council Meeting 29 October 2019 - item 2.1)

Proposed Expansion of Mulgrave Library - 2020 Survey Results (pdf, 639KB)

Location

Wellington Reserve Community, 36-42 Mackie Road, Mulgrave 3170 View Map

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