Convenience the goal for new Forrestfield Library location

11 July 2022 3:48 PM

A bold, innovative digital hub is coming to Forrestfield, as the Forrestfield Library will move into Hawaiian's Forrestfield later this year.

Embracing advances in technology and the service needs of the community, the new location will provide a modern library experience as well as the opportunity to transact with the City of Kalamunda for items like animal registrations and rate payments.

Mayor Margaret Thomas said the move, which is the first of its kind for the City, will be a game changer for library services in Forrestfield.

“Libraries are a vital part of our community, and with this exciting move into Hawaiian's Forrestfield, we will be taking library services to where the people are”, she said

“I would like to thank Hawaiian for being such an enthusiastic partner on this project, everyone is very excited to start offering our existing range of library services, along with a number of new services, out of the new location.”

“Customers are expected to enjoy the convenience and accessibility of the new space and we look forward to hearing from community in regards to the transition.”  

The new space will provide for a click and collect style service, mobile printing and scanning services for the community, PC hubs with internet as well as public Wi-Fi, a hireable training space, an area for services such as story time, rhyme time and adult programs, and pop up activations and creative installations.

The New Library is expected to be operational in late October. Current services will continue to operate from the Forrestfield Library site on Salix Way until further notice.

Hawaiian General Manager Shopping Centres Scott Greenwood said the new Forrestfield Library, located at Hawaiian’s Forrestfield, will set an exciting new standard in civic and community amenity, not seen in Western Australia before.

“The new Forrestfield Library will be an integrated, welcoming community hub, providing civic and social uses, a place for the community to connect and grow,” Mr Greenwood said.

Each year, more than 3 million people visit Hawaiian’s Forrestfield and the relocation of Forrestfield Library to the bustling shopping centre in the heart Forrestfield will provide a greater community reach and convenience for locals.

“We’re very pleased Forrestfield Library is joining us and we look forward to the new Library offering the community fresh opportunities for education, innovation and growth,” Mr Greenwood said.

“Hawaiian aims to enrich peoples lives though our places and experiences, and we believe the new Library at Hawaiian’s Forrestfield will do just that.”

For more information contact the City of Kalamunda on (08) 9257 9999, or email enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au

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