The Carlton Kitchen Library is now OPEN onsite!

The library has reopened on Fridays from 10am to 12pm and is no longer offering a delivery service.

if you are unable to attend the library during this time, send us a message and we can work out an alternative time and location. 

The library is located at 480 Lygon St, Carlton. 

Items can now be picked up and dropped off at the Kathleen Syme Library anytime during their opening hours - just make a note when you are making your reservation. 


Yearly memberships:

  • $40/year full
  • $20/year concession
  • $50/year for businesses

One-off event borrowing:

  • $20. Please get in contact if you have an upcoming event so we can confirm stock availability!

Become a member online:

1. Click ‘Create Account’ on our MyTurn page (see top right corner!)

2. Fill out your contact details

3. Read and sign off on our Membership Agreement and Waiver of Liability.

4. Select which membership you would like and pay the member fee.

All money goes straight back into maintaining the library, purchasing kitchen equipment and towards community workshops.

Get in contact if you are a business wanting to join.

Borrowing and Returning

To borrow: reserve your items via our website or email

You can borrow 5 items at a time for two weeks, and renew your items one time (so you can have an item for a maximum of four weeks) - just email us to renew your items. 

To return: you can return your items directly to the kitchen library (480 Lygon Street, Carlton) on Friday mornings between 10am and 12pm or drop off to our pick up/drop off point at the Kathleen Syme Library, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton.  

If you need to make alternative arrangements email

Reserve an item

If you are hoping to borrow plates, bowls, cutlery or cups for an event - it is best to contact us a few weeks prior!

To reserve an item online:


You are also welcome to email us with your reservation requests.

Give your unwanted items a new life

The library has filled up thanks to your generous donations! Please get in contact with us before you come past with your donations, letting us know what you are happy to pass on.

These are the items we are still accepting (plus anything unusual or rare):

Get in contact with if you have some thing/s to donate!

Can you help out at the library?   

If you are interested in volunteering, contact

Thank you Burwood Brickworks!

Carlton Kitchen Library is sponsored from August 2022 - July 2023 by Burwood Brickworks.