May 16, 2022

Report: Coworking in Libraries and Other Ways these Civic Spaces are Evolving

From the Fifth Estate:

In Melbourne, the State Library is moving with the times and the changing needs of the local population. From start up spaces to podcasting equipment and more.


Anna Burkey, who will head up the StartSpace coworking space in the library when it opens in 2020, says coworking in a library makes sense because people are already using them as public workspaces – as many as 15 per cent of all visitors.


“We will be open 70 hours a week, as we are trying to bring in new types of entrepreneurs.”

Read the Complete Report (approx. 900 words)

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