In July 1985 the Northcote Library moved to new premises in Separation Street from the old Carnegie Library in High Street. The Library was opened by Frank Wilkes MP.
The Northcote Library was designed by Daryl Jackson, a prize winning architect. It has since undergone several renovations.
In 1994 Northcote Library Service merged with Preston Library Service to form Darebin Libraries. It has four branches, Northcote, Preston, Reservoir and Fairfield.