I took the morning off work and found myself in Melton. I was aware of the new public library and community hub so thought I would check it out. It was certainly quite a landmark.
The exposed light wood reminded me of the Docklands library. It was impressive to see the amount of community involvement. There are a number of break out and meeting rooms a number of which seemed occupied by different groups. One area seemed dedicated to Federation University where I presume classes were being held.
To sign up as a member to get access to WiFi was easy. There was a dedicated computer terminal to fill in a form, and then going to a counter to have a card issued. When I asked whether there was a time limit on using WiFi the staff member said no, you can use it till your eyes drop out.
Over the two levels of the library it seemed to have a good book stock and separated areas for children’s reading time, group study areas, play areas, and individual reading and study areas with a café near the entrance. The furniture was modern funky and bright. After signing up to WiFi I spent a good half hour or so utilizing the service and enjoying the atmosphere.