Cockburn Libraries will be closed Monday 6 March 2017.

All our libraries will be closed on Monday 6 March 2017 for the Labour Day public holiday.

Labour Day Public Holiday

“The celebration of Labour Day has its origins in the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. On 21 April 1856 Stonemasons and building workers on building sites around Melbourne, Australia, stopped work and marched from the University of Melbourne to Parliament House to achieve an eight-hour day. Their direct action protest was a success, and they are noted as the first organised workers in the world to achieve an eight-hour day with no loss of pay, which subsequently inspired the celebration of Labour Day and May Day.”

Here’s a video of Labour Day March in New South Wales (where they observe Labour Day in October)

Online library & free wifi available even when the libraries are closed

While you put your feet up and relax. why not check out ever expanding digital collection of ebooks and  downloadable audiobooks, as well as our digital magazine collection.

If you need the internet, our free wifi is always available outside both Spearwood Library and Success Success Library.