Library at The Dock

The Library at The Dock is a community hub enabling people to come together to create, explore, connect, belong, learn and participate.

The library is Australia’s first 6-Star Green Star rated public building and is made from engineered timber and reclaimed hardwood.

The Library at The Dock was delivered through a unique tri-partnership model between Places Victoria, Lend Lease and the City of Melbourne. The Design Architect for the project was Clare Design with Hayball as the Architect of Record.

The library offers a collection to suit the needs of the local community, workers and visitors to Docklands.  In addition to the traditional library collection, there is a recording studio, creative editing suites, community spaces and a performance venue to hold up to 120 people. A gallery and exhibition space celebrates Docklands' rich heritage.

The library is managed by the City of Melbourne. For more information and to enquire about booking community spaces, visit the library website.

Buluk Park

The $15 million Buluk Park is directly adjacent to the Library at The Dock at the corner of Collins and Bourke streets. It is providing an additional 3500m2 of public open space in Docklands and includes:
  • Unique inner-urban outdoor children's playground
  • A cafe pavilion
  • Timber decking made from reclaimed ironbark
  • Sally Smart artwork