Footscray Mechanics' Institute
The purpose of the library is:
The diffusion of literary, scientific, social and useful knowledge into the community, by means of a circulating library, reading rooms, community services or any other the committee determines.
The promotion of healthy social contact amongst members by games such as billiards, snooker, chess and other activities.
The promotion of activities deemed by the committee to be beneficial to the citizens of Footscray and surrounding areas.
The Footscray Mechanics' Institute is run by a dedicated committee of management,
several who have devoted decades to the cause.