WODONGA'S council offices are fit to serve the community for "decades", mayor Anna Speedie said on Monday after the completion of a $1.173 million revamp.
"This building will now take this community forward for future decades," Cr Speedie said.
The Hovell Street headquarters opened in 1976 with some parts recently upgraded having not been altered since then.
Cr Speedie said each year receptionists took 50,000 phone calls and saw 25,000 visitors enter the offices.
"They're huge volumes so we need to be able to have an environment where people come in and they feel welcomed," Cr Speedie said.
"There's ample space, there's appropriate desk space, there's appropriate safety and there's also good working conditions for the staff to be able to meet and talk to 25,000 people who come to the front desk."
Want to help us 'move the library'?! 📚🛍 We'll give you a free tote bag if you promise to borrow up big and not return your items until we've settled into our new High St home. Plus you'll get an extended 6 week loan time to enjoy your haul. Deal? 😉 pic.twitter.com/rLZ1R7oHdD— Wodonga Library (@wodongalibrary) November 4, 2019
Since March, a shopfront in High Street has hosted the council reception area.
That will house Wodonga's library from later this month, while a new one is built.
Free bags stating "I helped move the library" are being offered to readers as well as longer borrowing times to cut the number of books needing to be moved by staff.