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Mernda Library

The Mernda Library opened its doors to the public on 22 January 2024.

About the library

The Mernda Library opened to the public on Monday, 22 January 2024.

The 200-square-metre library is located within the Mernda Town Centre, close to public transport links and amid a vibrant retail precinct.

Yarra Plenty Regional Library Corporation manages the library on behalf of the City of Whittlesea and has staff on site to assist with inquiries.

The library contains a wide collection of books and other resources, as well as public computers, free Wi-Fi, seated areas for reading, study or work, and self-checkout.

There is also a 'Click and Collect' service whereby members can order items from the library's catalogue either online or in person and arrange to pick them up from the library.

Meeting a need

The City of Whittlesea is committed to providing free, safe and accessible library services to residents across the municipality.

The Mernda Library addresses an identified community need for a traditional library service and the creation of spaces that facilitate community connection.

Stakeholder engagement commenced prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and featured a range of community workshops and interviews with local business owners, service providers and community representatives.

Opening hours

The Mernda Library's standard operating hours are:

Monday to Wednesday: 9.30am to 5.30pm

Thursday: 9.30am to 8.30pm

Friday: 9.30am to 5.30pm

Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Sunday and public holidays: Closed

Alignment to Community Plan, policies or strategies

Establishing a library to serve the growing northern growth corridor aligns with two of Council's core strategic goals:

Connected Communities: We work to foster an inclusive, healthy, safe and welcoming community where all ways of life are celebrated and supported


Liveable Neighbourhoods: Our city is well-planned and beautiful and our neighbourhoods and town centres are convenient and vibrant places to live, work and play.

Future plans

The Mernda Library will serve the community until a new permanent library is built within the next decade.

How to join

For more information about the Mernda Library or to become a member, go to