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Success Public Library, City of Cockburn
City of Cockburn, WA
Drone footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9Qg0r5E9ys
New build or refurbishment: New build
Budget: $8m as part of the $42m Cockburn Health & Community Building
Architect: Bollig Design Group
Project completed: 23/09/2014
Success Library is housed in the Cockburn Health & Community building and is co-located with medical, welfare, tertiary education and not-for-profit community organisations.
The library serves a population of around 51,251. Our local demographic includes large numbers of young families with children. 49% of all children within the City of Cockburn live in suburbs surrounding Success Library and the area also includes the largest cohort of 30 to 34 year olds in the City. The suburbs surrounding the library are also home to a very diverse community with significant Indigenous and migrant populations. The location of a Centrelink office next door to the library also ensures heavy usage by job seekers, seniors and people living with disabilities.
In 2015 the library provided service to 190,133 visitors and issued 268,295 items. Visits to the library have seen a 4% increase so far this year and issues are up by 13%. An analysis of materials issued indicates that we loan a significantly larger percentage of children’s books than any other type of material.
To support our community the library provides a wide and interesting range of programs for adults and children. These programs are provided by library staff and through collaborative partnerships with other tenants of the CH&C building.
Proximity to a large Centrelink Office ensures that IT services at the library are well used. 26,881 people used the library’s public access computers last year and staff assisted 14,870 people with IT difficulties.