Pakenham Hall, Library and U3A main entrance

Pakenham Library, Hall and U3A

Situated on the corner of John and Henry streets, the Pakenham Library, Hall and Cardinia University of the Third Age (U3A) building provides the community with a full range of services including thousands of books, internet access, CDs, DVDs and magazines as well as a hall and educational facilities.

The multi-purpose community hall adjoining the library has an office, main hall and supper room, full commercial kitchen, storage rooms, a portable stage and other functional areas.

Purpose-designed computer training rooms, music and art rooms and administration office are some of the dedicated areas for U3A.

The building offers bike and scooter racks with free locks available for use.

Bookings and enquiries

Pakenham Library from the outside

Pakenham Hall can be booked by contacting the Cardinia Cultural Centre on 1300 887 624 or email.

Inspections will be undertaken on Monday's between 9.30am and 4pm.

Alternative times can be arranged by contacting the Cardinia Cultural Centre.

Accessibility

The building will have a host of modern accessibility features. A $200,000 grant, provided by the Victorian Government’s Department of Human Services, ensures people of all abilities can access and use the new facilities.

Accessibility features include:

Braille signage at the Pakenham Hall, Library and U3A
  • wheelchair re-charge point
  • automatic opening doors at both entrances of the building
  • accessible way finding directory and clear precise signage effectively illuminated for day and night use, with Braille and tactile ground surface indicators
  • light switches that are accessible to people using wheelchairs
  • use of luminance, colour and textural contrast throughout to assist people with vision impairments
  • portable lift to the stage in the main hall.
  • accessible servery areas
  • customer service counter in the public library that includes a low height section and appropriate leg clearance for people using wheelchairs.
  • accessible furniture, equipment, touch-screen computers, adjustable height tables and chairs.
  • provision of enhanced accessible toilet facilities including an extension to the toilet floor space to accommodate an adjustable change table, battery operated lift hoist with ceiling tracking and security for people with a disability, especially those with complex support needs.
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