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Warrnambool Learning and Library Hub

A new Learning and Library Hub is coming to Warrnambool!
South West TAFE and the Warrnambool City Council have joined together to deliver a state-of-the-art learning and library hub for the people of Warrnambool.

The Project
The Victorian Government is partnering with Warrnambool City Council and South West TAFE to deliver the $20.25 million Warrnambool Learning and Library Hub.
The new building will replace the existing library in Liebig Street, with library members and visitors able to enjoy all the current library services in new, larger, modern and accessible spaces.  It will provide more spaces for meetings, social activities and programs.
The new learning hub and library will be a social space for interaction and knowledge exchange with free access to computers, study areas, learning and play opportunities for children.
The hub will be located on the South West TAFE campus.

Community consultation
Over the coming months there will be a range of opportunities for the Warrnambool and surrounding communities to share their vision, ideas and opinions during the lifespan of the project, and the public will be notified when the consultation phase begins.

What is a ‘learning and library hub’?
This exciting new community space in the CBD will be a place that brings together library facilities and other new services to meet the needs of both the community and South West TAFE students and staff, in new and refurbished buildings at the TAFE’s Warrnambool Campus.
The hub will house our new community library, along with the latest technology, resource materials and shared spaces to expand and improve educational facilities and provide better access for residents, visitors and South West TAFE students and staff.
 

Where will the new hub be located?
The hub will be located on South West TAFE’s Warrnambool campus.
 

When will the hub be open?
It is expected that the hub will open mid-2022.

 

Community benefits

  • In 2017, when asked to identify their "Wish for Warrnambool" (for the long term community plan W2040); the community identified a new library at the top of the list.
  • As a result, the new learning and library hub will be more than a library, it will also be a social space for interaction and knowledge exchange with access to recent technologies and support for education.
  • The hub will replace the existing 40 year-old municipal library in Liebig Street, with library members and visitors able to enjoy all the current library facilities and much more in the new, larger, more modern and accessible space. It will provide more spaces for meetings, social activities and programs.
  • The new facility will offer free public access to computers, exhibition spaces, study areas, learning and play opportunities for children, as well as a games and a digital media zone.
  • The SWTAFE Campus is already a vibrant community education space and the hub will provide even more opportunity for broader community use of this safe, welcoming and inclusive precinct.

 

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