Bargoonga Nganjin North Fitzroy Library

Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library opened in April 2017.

Located in the heart of North Fitzroy, this extraordinary community facility offers a range of services and activities for people of all ages, within a state-of-the-art building.

Bargoonga Nganjin means ‘Gather Everybody’ in Woiwurrung, the language of the Wurundjeri people. To hear the pronunciation of Bargoonga Nganjin and find out more about Woiwurrung language, visit the audio visual display the entrance to the library.

About Bargoonga Nganjin

The library

Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library offers a range of programs and services to stimulate lifelong learning and creativity for adults, young people and children alike.

These include digital literacy programs, regular children’s storytime sessions, creative programs and events, including author talks, panel discussions, films and music performances as well as events in community languages.

The library has a range of flexible learning spaces, which can be used for quiet study or group discussions.

Library opening hours

Monday, Tuesday, Friday

10am-6pm

Wednesday and Thursday

10am-8pm

Saturday

10am-4pm

Sunday

2pm-5pm


Council customer service

At the customer service counter, you can speak to our friendly staff about any Council services and programs, such as applying for a parking permit, paying rates or animal registrations, and all other Council-related matters.  

The customer service counter is open from 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Maternal child health services and playgroups

The facility offers maternal child health and playgroup services, providing a range of support for local families. Services include child health and development, first time parent groups, feeding rooms, facilitated playgroups, community playgroups, parent information sessions and first aid sessions.

Community meeting rooms and activity spaces for hire

Bargoonga Nganjin offers a range of meeting rooms and activity spaces for hire by the community, including:

  • A large flexible community activity space that can accommodate up to 150 people.
  • Two medium-sized meeting rooms with audio visual facilities.
  • A conference room ideal for showing films or holding lectures.

Building features

A variety of environmentally sustainable design features see Bargoonga Nganjin achieve a six star Green Star rating – the highest environmental rating awarded by the Green Building Council of Australia.

Some of these features include:

  • solar panels on the roof providing up to 12.5 kilowatts of power.
  • facades to reduce heating from sunlight.
  • collection of rainwater for reuse throughout the building, provided through water storage tanks in the basement.
  • an automatic irrigation system for rooftop garden plants, with moisture sensors, to minimise water usage.
  • energy efficient fixtures and fittings.

Getting there

Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library is located at 182 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy.

Public transport: Tram 11 (Alfred Crescent, Stop 21).

Bicycle parking is also available. 

 


 

Further information
1300 695 427
yarralibraries@yarracity.vic.gov.au

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