City of Perth Library, Perth, Australia – a Dream in universal design

Written by staff at City of Perth Library For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/   The modern, award-winning City of Perth Library is in the vibrant Cathedral Square precinct in the heart of the City. It is a public library, with a collection split across five levels and a range of…

Melbourne Cricket Club Library, Australia – the best kind of secret

Written by Kirby Fenwick Pictures by David Studham For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely of places—so said Roald Dahl. I thought about his words this week when I stepped through the doors of a library that was only recently brought to…

The Geelong Library & Heritage Centre – the Dome

Written by Jes Layton For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ It’s no secret the modern community library is and has been experiencing a renaissance of sorts. There is near to no other more perfect example of this than the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, affectionately called ‘the Dome.’ The Geelong Library…

State Library Victoria, – the oldest public library in Australia

Written by Jes Layton For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Melbourne is well known for its thriving public library network, although the gem at the city’s centre is none other than the State Library of Victoria. State Library Victoria, Australia’s oldest public library is home to a large rare books collection,…

Library at the Dock, Melbourne Australia – reclaimed Wood and a recording studio

Written by Jes Layton For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ A favourite of Melbourne’s inner suburbs, Library at the Dock is one of the City of Melbourne’s six public libraries and four community hubs. The Library at the Dock—built mostly of engineered timber and reclaimed hardwood—faces north along the waterfront and…