Tuesday 3 January 2012


Mill Park is a relatively new outer Northern suburb in Melbourne, situated 23 km from the CBD, in a "population growth corridor". Its Local Government Area is the City of Whittlesea. At the 2006 Census, Mill Park had a population of 31,642. The Mill Park Library opened in 2002 at a cost of $8 million, and was the first library in Victoria to be designed on the concept of a hybrid digital/print library. It serves the northern outer suburbs. This iconic library building on Plenty Road has a spacious children’s library, a fully equipped training room with 12 PCs, an extensive Local History collection and a quiet reading area. As well as material in English, the library offers community language material in Italian, Greek, Maltese and Chinese.

This post is part of the "Our World Tuesday" meme.


  1. Brilliant architecture for this public building.

  2. The colour effects through the windows in the first photo are very artistic! And love the roofline design with leaning pillars! Inside, the columns are a most unusual shape - like a modern, minimalist Doric column! Interesting post!

  3. It looks so futuristic. My how Melbourne has changed since we went hiking in the area.

  4. Such a modern building! Beautiful.

  5. Very futuristic looking!
    Are those trolleys I see, for your armload of books?

  6. People in Melbourne are lucky to have so many good libraries around . To read and read is bliss.


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