The History of Altona Library

Altona library celebrates 50 years 1965-2015To 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

1965Altona Library opening day on Queen Street

1966

1967

1968

1969

 

Altona City  Librarian Cynthia Paltridge

1970s: The Paltridge years

1970

1971

1976

 

1980s: Modernization and computerization

1982

1985Library customer using catalogue computer

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990s: Amalgamation and the dawn of the Internet

1991

Reference librarian and young customer 19931992

1993

1994

1995

1997

1998

1999

2000s and beyond: New libraries, new directions

2000Altona Library

2001

2002

2003

2006

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

 

Enjoy more memories of the Altona Library with our special commemorative video Celebrating 50 years

See the history of Altona LIbrary in photos

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