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Chelsea Library

Summer Opening Hours

From Monday 23 December 2019 to Sunday 12 January 2020 Kingston Libraries will be operating on Summer Opening Hours. Normal opening hours will resume at all Kingston Libraries from Monday 13 January 2020, except Dingley Village Library which is undergoing renovation works.

Below are the normal opening hours for Chelsea Library.

Opening Hours

Monday 10am-8pm

Tuesday 10am-8pm

Wednesday 1pm-8pm

Thursday 10am-6pm

Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday 10am-2pm

Sunday 2pm-5pm


Address and Contact Information

1 Chelsea Rd, Chelsea, 3196

Melways Ref: 97 B1

Phone: 1300 135 668


Main car park behind Chelsea Library offers 4 hour parking spaces, as well as one express, 15 minute parking space at the rear of the building. Access via Chelsea Road.

Disabled Parking

A disabled parking space is available in the main car park at the rear of the library building. Access via Chelsea Road. Another disable parking space is available near the library entrance on Chelsea Road.

Google 360° Virtual Library Walkthrough

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Getting to the Library


View location information above to plan your journey or get driving directions via Google Maps.

Public Transport

Chelsea Library is accessible via the following public transport services:

By Train

Frankston Line: Chelsea Station.

By Bus

  • 706: Mordialloc – Chelsea via Station Street
  • 857: Chelsea – Dandenong via Patterson Lakes
  • 858: Edithvale – Aspendale Gardens via Chelsea
  • 902: Chelsea – Airport West via Springvale Road

Get public transport directions via Google Maps.

Community Bus Service

Kingston's Community Bus service provides transport to Chelsea Library every second Wednesday at 1:00pm (excluding public holidays) to promote the health and wellbeing of Kingston residents most in need of transport support.

Call the Home Library Service Coordinators on 1300 135 668 to learn more.

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Library Facilities

Return Chutes

Returns can be made to Chelsea Library 24/7.

During Hours

Items returned to Chelsea Library during opening hours can be done using the internal returns chute located just inside the building entrance on the wall to your left, before the second set of doors that lead into the library proper.

After Hours

Items can be returned to Chelsea Library after hours using one of the external return chutes located to the left of the Chelsea Library building entrance.


If you can't make it to any Kingston Libraries branch to return your items, and they are eligible for renewal, you can renew your items online by signing into your library card account on Kingston Libraries' online library catalogue, or by using the Kingston Libraries app which is available to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Alternatively, you can call the library on 1300 135 668 during hours and speak to a staff member to renew your items over the phone.


Chelsea Library has a total of 10 Windows PCs and 1 Apple iMac available* for public use with Internet access. Conditions of use apply.

*Number of available terminals can vary due to maintenance that is occasionally required.

Windows PCs

  • 5 x 1 hour PCs
  • 4 x 2 hour PCs
  • 1 x 15 minute Express PCs

Please note: One of our 1 hour PCs is a designated Accessibility PC fitted with accessibility equipment. Priority of use will be given to those who require it.

Book a Windows PC Online

Apple iMac

  • 1 x 1 hour iMac

To book an iMac session, please check with the library for availability.


Free Wi-Fi is available at Chelsea Library. Conditions of use apply.

Printing and Photocopying

Printing and photocopying is available at Chelsea Library in A4 and A3, Black & White and Colour. Charges apply.


Scanning is a free service available at Chelsea Library. Documents can be scanned to a USB device. Patrons who do not have their own USB can purchase one from the library for $6.

Portable Powerbanks

Portable Powerbanks are available to use within the library to charge your devices. Ask library staff at the loans desk to borrow one. You will need your library card.

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Regular Events at the Library

Chelsea Library has the following regular programmed events:

  • Tiny Tots

    Tuesdays at 10:30am

    2019 sessions start Tuesday 5 February. Suitable for children aged 0-24 months. Click here for more information on Tiny Tots, including sessions at our other library branches.

  • Storytime

    Thursdays at 10:30am

    2019 sessions start Thursday 7 February. Suitable for children aged 2-5. Click here for more information on Storytime, including sessions at our other library branches.

  • Book Group

    The third Thursday of each month at 2pm

    2019 sessions start in March. Suitable for adults. Click here for more information on Book Groups.

  • LEGO® Club

    The fourth Wednesday of each month at 4pm

    2019 sessions start Wednesday 27 February. Suitable for children aged 5-12. Click here for more information on LEGO® Club.

  • Crafternoons

    The fourth Friday of each month at 2pm

    2019 sessions start on Friday 22 February. Suitable for adults. Click here for more information on Crafternoons.

For information on events happening at all Kingston Libraries, please visit our What's On page.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.

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Public Holidays

All libraries will be closed for the following public holidays in 2019:

  • New Year's DayTuesday 1 January
  • Australia Day HolidayMonday 28 January
  • Labour DayMonday 11 March
  • Good FridayFriday 19 April
  • Easter SaturdaySaturday 20 April
  • Easter SundaySunday 21 April
  • Easter MondayMonday 22 April
  • ANZAC DayThursday 25 April
  • Queen's BirthdayMonday 10 June
  • Grand Final EveFriday 27 September
  • Melbourne CupTuesday 5 November
  • Christmas DayWednesday 25 December
  • Boxing DayThursday 26 December

View 2019-2020 Summer Opening Hours.

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