Redevelopment of Mitcham Memorial Library and Brown Hill Creek

Mitcham Memorial Library and Brownhill Creek Redevelopment to Begin

Redevelopment of the Mitcham Memorial Library and Brownhill Creek redevelopment is underway. 

Once completed in December the Mitcham Library will offer a wider range of services and spaces alongside enhancements to Brownhill Creek aimed at ensuring the capacity to respond to flooding and environmental extremes. 

Mitcham Memorial Library Building DesignMitcham Memorial Library
Mitcham Memorial LibraryMitcham Memorial Library Entrance

Mitcham Memorial Library Temporary Closure

As part of the redevelopment the Library will be closed from Monday 26 February and reopen on Tuesday 13 March to allow the relocation of some of our services. Our e-resources will be available from the website and returns can be made to Mitcham via the external returns chute. No items will be due during the closure. 

Two Locations at Mitcham Memorial Library and Hawthorn Community Centre

From Tuesday 13 March the Mitcham Library will offer limited services including public computer access; copying; printing; a reduced adult collection; and pickup of reserved items. 

We are also introducing a new location at our nearby Hawthorn Community Centre in Frimley Grove, Hawthorn from Tuesday 13 March. Here you will find children’s services and relaxed reading, including newspapers. The Hawthorn Community Centre will be open the same hours as the Mitcham Library. 

The Blackwood Library will continue to operate as usual, along with both the Mitcham and Blackwood Toy Libraries. 

Work will also begin on the car park and Brownhill Creek. 

For more information about Mitcham Library’s services please call us on 8372 8244.

Mitcham Library Sod Turning

On Thursday 7 December 2017 we turned the first “sod”, marking the beginning of the upgrade of Mitcham Library. Over the next 12 months the Library will double in size with greater emphasis on community participation in events such as language classes, reading groups, education seminars etc. New rooms will feature lots of glass looking out over the beautiful memorial gardens. Libraries are now recognised as community hubs.

 

Plans to Redevelop Mitcham Memorial Library Begin

The City of Mitcham is redeveloping the Mitcham Memorial Library to create an engaging space that caters for the changing needs of our community. 

The Library, located at Soldier’s Memorial Reserve on Belair Road in Hawthorn, was originally built in 1965 to provide library services to the local community. 

The new design is modern and sleek embracing the view of the reserve and Brown Hill Creek to provide a modern spaces and resources for all ages. Most importantly it will also double in size from its current size of 776m2 to 1476m2 over the next 12 months. 

Key design features of the Mitcham Memorial Library include:

  • more activity and better designed event spaces
  • meeting rooms for the community available after hours
  • an integrated Toy Library
  • zoned spaces such as quiet lounges for reading, quiet study areas, public computer access and printing facilities and group discussion point areas
  • a library space that is accessible to everyone
  • a dedicated youth space
  • an outdoor deck overlooking the reserve and creek
  • additional seating
  • improved carparking

The redevelopment, funded by the City of Mitcham and a grant of $1.09 million from the State Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Program, will begin at the end of 2017. 

Our community can look forward to the redeveloped Library opening late 2018. 

Contact Us

Tel 08 8372 8888

Fax 08 8372 8101

Email Us

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Locate Us

PO Box 21

Mitcham Shopping Centre

Torrens Park SA 5062

131 Belair Road

Torrens Park SA 5062

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