New Marrickville Library and Pavilion
The new Marrickville Library and Pavilion is now open and this stunning new library has to be seen.
Where: Patyegarang Place, 313 Marrickville Road (corner of Marrickville and Livingstone Roads).
Tours and events
To celebrate the opening of the new library, and so you can learn more about the history and stories behind the building and the site we will be hosting a year of library tours, events and programs.
For the latest schedule of events, you can search here.
We've standardised our opening hours. See the timetable here.
About the New Marrickville Library and Pavilion
The building integrates contemporary design and technology with the original, conserved heritage elements of the main hospital building. It is uncompromising with regards to sustainability, with recycled elements wherever possible and clever design features that reduce energy consumption.
Due to an increase in library shelving space over 20,000 new books will be added to the current collection taking the collection to 85,000 books. For the first time, there will be a robotic collection available to borrow.
The entire second floor is dedicated to the Council’s historic art book collection that until now – due to space issues - has not been easily accessible to the public.
Building stats at a glance
- 3,600m² of purpose-built library and event space spread over three storeys
- 1,200m² of landscaped outdoor garden and a 100m² children's playground
- Local coffee legends, Double Roasters café with indoor and outdoor seating areas
- 1,230+ linear metres of shelving for the library collection
- Six small study rooms ideal for group assignments or private study.
- The Pavilion is a large event room for hire with full conference facilities and full size catering kitchen
- Conferencing facilities and the latest technology designed for meetings and learning are available via 3 learning rooms
- 58 underground car parking spaces including 5 accessible spots and a loading dock
- Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the library
- Printing facilities
- 26 public computers, 6 of those complete with Adobe Suite
- A technology teaching area