Ballarat Libraries

All City of Ballarat Libraries are open.

Front entrance of Ballarat Library

Branch and program updates

Home Library Service
A limited service will continue, but we can’t take new clients at this stage.

Outreach service
Remains closed until further notice.

Early years and adult programs 
We are currently working on a return to in person programs and events. Please keep an eye on the library website and Facebook page for updates.

Libraries After Dark
Starting on Thursday 7 January 2021 at Sebastopol Library.

Technology Q&As
Sessions have started at Ballarat Library and bookings are required. You can book You can book Technology Q&As online, over the phone or in person at the library.

Language Café 
The Language Cafe will run from February to November on the last Thursday of the each month from 4.30pm to 6pm at the Ballarat Library. An option to join online will also be available.

Opening hours for Ballarat, Wendouree and Sebastopol libraries

Monday to Friday        10am to 5pm

Saturday                     9.30am to 12pm

Sunday                       Closed

Please note: From Thursday 7 January, Sebastopol Library will be open until 10pm each Thursday.

COVID-19 restrictions and changes

Following advice from the Victorian Government, there are no patron caps at the library. Customers are asked to keep 1.5m physical distance while at the libraries. Density limits may apply to some areas.

When visiting the library, you will need to wear a fitted face covering unless you have a legal exemption.

We ask that you keep good hand hygiene by using the sanitiser in each library.

For Victorian Government contract tracing conditions, you will need to register your visit and contact details when you arrive. This is a condition of entry; no registration, no entry. Your details will only be used for contact tracing if a COVID-19 case is recorded and matches your visit to library.

Following Victorian Government advice, we are cleaning high touch surfaces regularly.

Newspapers are not available at the moment on advice from the Department of Health and Human Services to protect public health and safety. We have newspapers available through Press Reader on the Library website.

We have public computers available at Ballarat, Wendouree and Sebastopol Libraries. You can pre-book a computer for a time that suits you.

Photocopying is available at all libraries. Scanning is available at Ballarat Library. Fees and charges apply. Our library staff will photocopy for you for health and safety reasons. 

Library items can be returned at any time. Library return chutes are open at all branches.

Contact us

For more information contact the Ballarat Library on 5338 6850 or

Library updates






Sign up for our monthly eNewsletter to keep up-to-date with library events, programs and service information.

Connect with us

Facebook iconInstagram logoWeb icon