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PLEASE NOTE: Knox Express has permanently closed. The new Knox Library is planned to open at 9am, Friday 8 March, 2024. During closure, the after hours return chute will be unavailable. More information.

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Locations & Hours
    Miller's Homestead
      Reading Rooms

          Opening Hours

          • Monday 9am-8pm
          • Tuesday 9am-8pm
          • Wednesday 9am-8pm
          • Thursday 9am-8pm
          • Friday 9am-5.30pm
          • Saturday 10am-5pm
          • Sunday 12pm-5pm

          Contact

          9800 6448

          Address

          5 Civic Square
          Croydon 3136
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          Car Parking

          Free parking at the nearby Woolworths shopping centre. Restricted parking at the side of the library near Council offices.

          Returns Chute

          After hours book chute available.

          Key Facilities

          Public toilets Yes
          Accessible toilet Yes
          Baby change Yes
          Photocopying
          (Black & White, Colour)
          Yes
          Printing
          (Black & White, Colour)
          Yes
          Scanning Yes
          Public PCs 15 available - Book now
          10-minute PCs 2 available
          WiFi (free) Yes
          Community room for hire Yes - call Maroondah City
          Council on 03 9298 4567
          Public study spaces Yes
          Private study spaces No
          Microfiche reader Yes

          Acting Branch Manager

          Janet Laws

          Branch Details

          Croydon Library has operated in the community for almost 50 years. The library has a wall of windows overlooking the small lake and many people visit the library to sit, read and admire the view. The building also houses the Croydon Historical Society. There are five English language children’s Storytimes each week, and one fortnightly bilingual Storytime in English and Hakha Chin. The library has large collections of adult fiction, large print, biographies and military history. Family History resources are also available.

          Special Collections
          • Board Games
          • Chinese language material
          • Choice Magazine
          • Console Games
          • Local Newspapers
          • Music Scores

          Accessibility

          Accessible Parking
          • 2x Accessible Parking spaces at building entrance
          Physical features
          • Automatic half double doors at entry to building (large enough for electric scooters or wheelchairs)
          • Automatic double doors at entry to library
          • 2x heighted customer service counters for sitting and standing
          • Mostly physically accessible with some furniture moveable if required
          • Library on one level
          • Wide browsing spaces of book collections
          • Public PCs available at sitting height and standing height
          Assistance animals
          • Welcome. Please ensure badge and jackets are brought with you.
          Accessible toilet
          • One accessible toilet available
          • Large space
          • Door space wide enough to fit electric scooter or wheelchair
          • Hand rail next to toilet
          • Medium heavy push handle door
          Auslan Storytime
          • Storytimes featuring an expert in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) who interprets the session alongside a storyteller. See upcoming sessions.
          Alternative assistances
          • Large print collections: There are a number of books and magazines that are printed with a larger font size to make it easier to read.
          • Audiobooks: There are a number of physical and digital copies of voice recordings of books available allowing you to listen to the book rather than read.
          • eBooks: There are thousands of books available digitally that can be accessed anywhere on your own device. Learn more.
          • Online resources: There are journals, newspapers, webpages, online databases and multimedia materials that can be accessed anywhere on your own device. Learn more.
          • ReaderPen: A convenient portable tool that allows you to scan text and have audio read out in natural speaking voices. The devices are available for loan.
          • VOX Books: There are a number of children’s books available for loan that have a permanently attached VOX reader (audio) that transforms the regular book into an all-in-one read-along.
          Public PCs