Serving the West since 1856, the library is part of the Mechanics' Institute movement dedicated to providing working people with education, entertainment and social inclusion.
Situated in its present building in the heart of Footscray since 1913, the library offers borrowing, displays, events, local history and a place for quiet reading and community.
New members are always welcome. Please drop in or email to find out more.
Check our online library catalogue using above menu to explore the great books in our collection
Artwork created by longtime committee member Douglas Clymo.
LIBRARY OPENING HOURS
Mondays and Tuesdays - FMI members only - bring FMI Library card as ID
Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays - memberships enquiries, and members access
Annual subscription membership fees / renewals due March 1st - $10 p.a.
New Memberships welcome - ID required, $10 application fee,
membership card issued after FMI Committee approval of new applications