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Check out what’s on offer at the new Mernda Library

Check out what’s on offer at the new Mernda Library

Friday, January 19, 2024

A visit to the library has never been easier with the new Mernda Library set to open in a busy shopping centre just metres from a train station.


The Mernda Library will open the doors of its purpose-built space at the Mernda Town Centre to the public from 9.30am on Monday, 22 January 2024.


The convenient location means users will be able to fit in a trip to the library around their regular errands, such as grocery shopping.


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.


The library’s services, delivered by Council’s partner Yarra Plenty Regional Library Corporation, are available Monday to Saturday.


City of Whittlesea Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said libraries had evolved over the years to become more than just places to borrow books from.


“Libraries provide a range of educational, recreational and social services that have benefits for residents of all ages and backgrounds,” she said.


“We’ve seen significant demand for library services in the City of Whittlesea and Mernda Library reflects our commitment to meeting the needs of residents of all ages and cultural backgrounds, today and into the future.”


The Mernda Library will join a network that includes branch libraries at Lalor, Mill Park, Thomastown and Whittlesea.


Additionally, residents are served by a library hub at Galada Community Centre in Epping and a soon-to-open library hub in the Kirrip Community Centre in Wollert.


Last year the City of Whittlesea conducted a review of its library services to ensure it could meet the demands of a growing community.


The number of visits to libraries in the City of Whittlesea is expected to grow from 489,000 in 2022-23 to 550,000 in 2023-24.


The Mernda Library is located at Shop MM3, 16/180 Riverdale Boulevard, Mernda 3754.


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


Mernda Library opening hours

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