The History of Altona Library
To mark the auspicious occasion of Altona Library's 50th birthday, our long serving library technician Yvonne has penned a comprehensive history of the building, staff and services at 123 Queen Street from 1965 to the present day.
Click through the years below to discover the history of your local library service.
1960s: The early years
1970s: The Paltridge years
1980s: Modernization and computerization
1990s: Amalgamation and the dawn of the Internet
2000s and beyond: New libraries, new directions
Enjoy more memories of the Altona Library with our special commemorative video Celebrating 50 years
See the history of Altona LIbrary in photos
Visit our HistoryPin map to explore and contribute to our visual history