Western Sydney has just received a glow-up in the form of a new library and we’re loving the first look. Titled Yellamundie (The Story Teller), the 5,000-square-metre space is spread over 6 levels and comes with a number of ultra-luxe features including working stations, children’s education areas, dedicated areas for exhibitions and thousands of books and various items set up over two kilometres of shelving. Yellamundie Civic Place Library and Art Gallery is part of a larger $600 million development for Liverpool Civic Place and has officially opened its doors to the public as of December 3.
Yellamundie Library, Liverpool
The library will cater to a range of interests with everything from study rooms to wifi and printing facilities, dedicated children’s and youth floors and even a sunken courtyard garden. A space called Create Space studio has been set up specially to support STEM and creative programs for kids and adults while also providing video, 3D printing and podcasting equipment for content creation. A collection of 85,000 items will take residence at the library with the options of 24-hour returns and book pickups.
Aside from books, there’s also the Yellamundie Art Gallery on-site which will showcase exhibitions from Australian artists. Three exhibitions are currently showing including Howard Arkley At Home. The contemporary design of the library comes from Fjcstudio.
Get more information about the snazzy new space here.