Sebastopol Library Community Hub


The project: The future Sebastopol Library will be a vibrant and interesting place for the whole community, welcoming people of all ages and all backgrounds. It will be a local hub for a variety of exciting cultural, learning and recreational programs.

Library Concept

Features of the new and improved Sebastopol Library:

  • Increased opening hours
  • Increased library floor space
  • Upgraded public toilet facilities located inside the building (current toilet facilities are located outside)
  • Meeting room space available out of hours
  • Upgraded technology room and facilities
  • Increased children’s collection and activity space located adjacent to children’s playground facility
  • Inclusion of a dedicated young adult space
  • More areas to sit and gather due to removal of small rooms and walls
  • New furniture and relocatable shelving on wheels
  • Out of hours returns chute directly into a dedicated sorting room
  • An additional rear accessible entrance adjacent to car parking space providing a safer option for library users to access the facility
  • Upgraded staff facilities

In 2016, an exciting new addition to the original project was approved, with a commitment made to deliver a Maternal and Child Health Centre, public meeting and activity space, and further landscaping and outdoor recreation space in the next three years.


The Commitment: The Sebastopol Library Redevelopment is joint-funded by the City of Ballarat and the Victorian Government’s Living Libraries Program.

Project status: The redevelopment will commence on Monday 27 November 2017.

Completion date: The new library is expected to open in late-2018.

Sebastopol Library users can access the Wendouree and Ballarat Libraries, as well as the Library Outreach locations, during the construction period.

Users can also access regular email updates by registering at


The Sebastopol Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Centre, co-located with the Sebastopol Library, will be closed for renovations from 30 November.

Sebastopol MCH nurses will relocate to other MCH sites in Ballarat while the building works are underway, and can be accessed at:

• Girrabanya MCH Centre, 11B Steinfeld Street, Ballarat Central
• Buninyong MCH Centre, 208 Learmonth Street, Buninyong
• Parent Place, 39 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central

If you would like an appointment to see any of the MCH Nursing staff, call our Family and Children’s team on 5320 5155.

You can also phone the 24-hour MCH telephone advisory line on line on 13 22 29.

We apologise for the temporary inconvenience, and look forward to welcoming you to our new Sebastopol MCH and Library services in July 2018.