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Library to open in former Marrickville Hospital building

A new library and pavilion will open in the heritage-listed former Marrickville Hospital building in Sydney’s inner-west on 31 August, reports Broadsheet.

The new facility will house 85,000 books and include 1200 square metres of garden space, a junior library, a space dedicated to languages, meeting spaces and private study rooms.

The library will also include an on-site café, indoor and outdoor seating, and a pavilion that opens up on to a sunken garden. It has capacity to hold 20,000 more books than the current Marrickville library, which due to close at a yet-to-be-confirmed date.

The building has been unused since the hospital closed in 1990. The library will officially open at 10am on Saturday, 31 August with a smoking ceremony.

 

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