Yarra Plenty Regional Library has announced that the Diamond Valley Library will close in February for an exciting renovation! Work will begin on 22 February and is expected to be complete by mid-winter. The library will close to the public from close of business Sunday 21 February.
From 1 March, Yarra Plenty Regional Library will operate a Click & Collect service from the neighbouring Nillumbik Council offices, just next door to the library. This service will be open Monday to Friday from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm (closed 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm each day for cleaning). You will be able to pick up your holds and book club kits or family fun bundles from a room off the council foyer, just near Customer Service. You can also return your items here during these hours.
If you still want to browse or use a computer, we have eight other branches across Yarra Plenty Regional Library, as well as the Mobile Library and the Hurstbridge Hub. The closest branches to Diamond Valley Library are Watsonia Library and Eltham Library.
Diamond Valley Library was built in 1984 and extended in 1993, but since then there have been significant changes to the way that libraries are used, to community needs, and to the technology we use. This renovation will ensure that the library serves the local community well for many years to come.
The work, worth $1.27 million is funded by Nillumbik Shire Council and the State Government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program and will see major upgrades to the building, including a brand-new roof. Other features will include a parents’ room, fully accessible gender-neutral toilets, a new community room, meeting pods, tech pods, and an outdoor deck to allow library users to work or lounge in the thriving community garden. There will also be a co-working zone for entrepreneurs and micro-businesses, with a space for training, workshops, and to brainstorm.
These new facilities will give our community even more opportunities to connect, learn, and thrive. We look forward to welcoming you into them!