Ballarat Libraries

The new entrance to the Ballarat Library features decking and new landscaping.

The Ballarat Library is now open

The redeveloped Ballarat Library at Doveton Street is now open to the public 

Learn more about the new Ballarat Library facility and services

Opening hours

Ballarat Library

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 9.30am-6pm
  • Wednesday - 9.30am-7pm
  • Saturday - 9.30am-4pm
  • Sunday - 1pm-4pm

Sebastopol Library 

  • Monday 9.30am-5pm 
  • Tuesday 9.30am-5pm 
  • Wednesday 9.30am-5pm 
  • Thursday 9.30am-8pm 
  • Friday 9.30am-5pm 
  • Saturday 9.30am-12pm 
  • Sunday Closed 

Wendouree Library 

  • Monday to Friday 9.30am-5pm 
  • Saturday 9.30am-12pm 
  • Sunday Closed 

Library Outreach 

  • Tuesday, Lucas Community Hub, 10am-12pm
  • Thursday, Buninyong Community House, 2pm-5pm 
  • Friday, Salvation Army at Delacombe, 10am-12pm 

Online services are available at - this includes the library’s downloadable collection.

Branch and program updates

Fine Free Libraries
City of Ballarat libraries does not charge library fines for overdue items.

This follows a growing trend across Victoria in which public libraries are opting to remove library fines relating to overdue items, due to the financial impact on borrowers. 

Anybody who returns any overdue City of Ballarat library items, regardless of how long they are overdue, can return them without any further questions and without incurring any fees. Charges for lost and/or damaged library items will still apply. 

Home Library Service
A limited service will continue. Not taking new clients at this stage.

Storytime is available at all library branches and outreach locations. See the library website for session times.

Technology Q&As
Sessions are available at all libraries and bookings are required. Book Technology Q&As online, over the phone or in person at any library.

Computer access

Public computers are available at Ballarat Libraries facilities.

Photocopying, scanning and printing is available at all libraries. Fees and charges apply.  

Contact us

For more information contact the Ballarat Libraries by phone on 03 5338 6850 or email


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