Footscray Library


With the current public health situation in mind and as a precautionary measure, all Maribyrnong Library Service branches will be closed until further notice. Subsequently, all Library programs and room bookings have been suspended. During the branch closures, you can call library staff on 9688 0290 between 9am and 5pm on weekdays. Updates on the library closures will be posted here.


56 Paisley Street, Footscray 3011


Set in the heart of the Footscray business and shopping precinct, Footscray Library offers you a vibrant and well-loved space which is very popular with locals and visitors alike. It’s a multifaceted place and has something for everyone: a meeting place, a reading space, somewhere to study or dig into the past, a place for fun or simply for reflection. It offers the library service’s most extensive lending collections, all within a welcoming light-filled space. If that’s not enough, visit the courtyard where you can sit under the trees and enjoy a moment’s respite from the daily clamour.


Phone: 9688 0290



*From Monday 1 July 2019 Footscray Library will be open at 9am Monday to Friday

Monday to Friday
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 2-5pm



  • Free computers and WiFi
  • Printing, photocopying, scanning facilities
  • Local studies room


We hold a range of fun and educational events at our libraries. What's on


We also hold regular activities at Footscray Library.




Preschool Story Time

Weekly during school terms

11am Wednesdays

Baby Rhyme Time

Visit our events page for Baby Rhyme Time dates

Makers Club

Visit our events page for Makers Club dates

Book Group


  • 6.45pm on the second Tuesday of the month
  • 2pm on the third Tuesday of the month
  • 2pm on the third Saturday of the month


Community Conversations in English

 Twice a month 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month during school terms

Internet Training

Twice a month

10am on the first and third Tuesday of the month

Mobile Device Help

Twice a month

10am on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month

Knitting Group


2pm Wednesdays



Footscray Library has a family history and local studies collection. Find out more

Become a member

Joining your local library opens up a huge range of collections and facilities at our five library branches, as well as free access to online resources. Join up online through our online library.

Browse, renew and reserve

Our online library is open 24 hours a day. You can renew a loan, reserve a popular item, or download eBooks, eAudio or eMagazines.

Online Library

Battery charger stations

Charge your wheelchair or scooter battery here.