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 Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre

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Kathleen Syme in Carlton is the area's first creative, learning and community space.

Housed in a restored 139-year-old building, the centre features a library and community activity spaces in addition to learning and training rooms, a computer lab, recording studio and meeting rooms.

A social enterprise cafe, Wild Timor Coffee, provides refreshment and free WiFi is offered throughout the building.

The stunning Victorian-era façade of the former state school has been carefully restored, while inside there is a welcoming and accessible centre for all members of the community to read, connect, learn and create.


251 Faraday Street
Carlton VIC 3053

Contact details

Phone: 9658 7310

Opening hours

Mon: 10am – 7pm
Tue: 10am – 7pm
Wed: 10am – 7pm
Thu: 10am – 7pm
Fri: 10am – 6pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: noon – 5pm


Wheelchair accessible

How to get there

Public Transport Victoria


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