Kitchen Library

Carlton Kitchen Library is super happy to announce we are back up and running! We are open to new membership sign ups, offering a delivery service and have Zero Waste Event Kits ready for a summer of picnics! 

Please note: While the library remains closed to visitors, their equipment delivery (pick up/drop off) is available to all members living within a 10km radius of Carlton. Deliveries will go out on Fridays between 9am and 12pm, so please get your request in by Thursday 5PM! We will confirm the delivery time with you.

Please contact for more information.

See their Website or Follow them on Facebook or Instagram for updates!


The first of its kind in Australia, the Carlton Kitchen Library offers the local community an opportunity to loan kitchen appliances and equipment to support their latest cooking project, program or event!

The Carlton Kitchen Library is here to support your latest cooking project, program or event!


Yearly memberships:

  • $40/year for an adult
  • $20/year for a 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!


480 Lygon Street Carlton Carlton 3053 


Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact Us

Phone: 9429 3084






Become a member online today!

1. ‘Create Account’ Here

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: Always bring in a photo ID to the library when borrowing. 

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). 

We ask that all items are returned clean. 

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.

Contactless Delivery

Our team will be masked, sanitised and delivering in a contactless fashion – we ask that you don’t request pickup/drop off if you are feeling unwell or waiting on a COVID test result. If you have any concerns, feel free to contact us! 

Give your unwanted items a new life

Check out our wish list here:

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

Can you help out at the library?   

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Julia at


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