02 April 2024

Story times and school holiday programs are now available in the heart of Knox’s shopping and dining district, with the opening of the redeveloped Knox Library, with support from the Victorian Government.

Jackson Taylor MP, Member for Bayswater representing the Minister for Local Government Melissa Horne today announced the reopening of the $5.4 million library, featuring 2,000 square metres of new spaces including a children’s ‘discovery’ space, an acoustic sound studio and digital hub, and the Youth Hive – a dedicated space for young people, managed by Knox City Council’s Youth Services.

Included in the library’s design is the artwork, Connection to Country, by Kamara Morgan, a proud Yorta-Yorta, Gunai-Kurnai, Dja Dja Wurrung, Boonwurrung, Taungurung, and Baraparapa Aboriginal artist.

Knox Library has been supported by $450,000 from the Victorian Government’s 2019-20 Living Libraries Infrastructure Program. The project has been delivered by Knox City Council, that also invested $4.9 million into the redevelopment.

The Living Libraries Infrastructure Program supports local councils to continue to provide high-quality library infrastructure that meets their communities’ changing needs.

Through the program, the Victorian Government has invested more than $47.1 million dollars over the last seven years into 120 library infrastructure projects with a total project cost of $345.8 million.

Applications for the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program for 2023-24 are open until 2pm on 28 March 2024. For more information on the program visit

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government, Melissa Horne

“The Victorian Government is proud to invest in libraries because we understand how important they are to communities.”

“Libraries are about so much more than books. By delivering high-quality library facilities, the Living Libraries program is ensuring communities all over Victoria have access to the technology, life-long learning and connection that public libraries provide.”

Quotes attributable to Jackson Taylor MP, Member for Bayswater

“The Victorian Government’s support through the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program has helped to make Knox Library an even better community facility.”

“The new library combines much-loved traditions like story times and school holiday programs, along with access to youth services and creative spaces like the digital hub.”