Shortlist - Library Design Awards


Monday 22 May 2017, Canberra: The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has announced the shortlist for the inaugural Library Design Awards 2017.

The Australian Library Design Awards have been created to showcase the best in contemporary library interiors and exteriors in Australia, and to celebrate the investment in libraries made by our nation's institutions, corporations, local, state and territory governments.

The winners will be announced at the ALIA Library Design Conference at Library at the Dock, Melbourne, on Monday 19 June.

Thirty-three stunning libraries have been entered for the inaugural Australian Library Design Awards 2017. Public, school, academic and special libraries all feature in the entries.

The shortlist in each category is:

School libraries

All Hallows’ School, Potter Library

Carey Baptist Grammar School, Information Resource Centre

St Andrew's Anglican College Learning Hub

St Joseph’s Nudgee College, Hanly Learning Centre

St Stephen's School Junior School Library - Duncraig Campus


Public libraries

Bayside Council - Rockdale Library

Brimbank Libraries - Sunshine Library

City of Perth Library

City of Rockingham

Geelong Library & Heritage Centre

Moreton Bay Council

Success Public Library

Woollahra Library


Academic libraries

John Phillips Library, Western Sydney University, Penrith Campus

Reid Library, University of Western Australia


Special libraries


Barwon Health Library




Read more about the ALIA Library Design Awards Conference 2017


View the gallery of the 33 nominations for the awards. If you are an ALIA Member you can vote for your top five designs until 29 May.


About the Australian Library and Information Association

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is the professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector. With 5,000 members across Australia, we provide the national voice of the profession in the development, promotion and delivery of quality library and information services, through leadership, advocacy and mutual support.



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Monday 22 May 2017 8:30am