Kitchen Library

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 AUS


Monday Closed
Tuesday 3:00 PM–6:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact Us

Phone: 9429 3084






To sign up either visit us during opening hours or start the process online by creating an account.

1. Come visit us at Carlton Kitchen Library during opening hours and bring the following:

  • A form of ID with address listed
  • A concession card

2. Pay your membership fee. Yearly memberships begin once fee is paid!

3. Start borrowing!

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 or hosting a one-off event.

Reserve an item

Click "Reserve" on the items you are reserving, select the time frame you need the items for, then click "Cart" to finalise the request. Check this MyTurn cart instructional video on how to navigate this (thanks to TOOLO in the Blue Mountains for sharing). Your reservation is only complete when you have received a confirmation email an email from MyTurn.

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

Picking up and dropping off

Always bring in a photo ID to the library when borrowing. We ask that all items are returned clean.

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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