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Greater Bendigo libraries

There are four public libraries in the Greater Bendigo area – Bendigo, Kangaroo Flat, Eaglehawk and Heathcote – as well as two library agencies, the Goldfields Research Centre and the Bendigo Regional Archives Centre.

These library services are part of the Goldfields Library Corporation which serves The City of Greater Bendigo, Loddon Shire Council, Macedon Ranges Shire, and Mount Alexander Shire.

The City of Greater Bendigo is a member of the Goldfields Library Corporation. We are represented on the library's board and provide funding to the library.

Become a library member

Library membership is free and gives you access to more than 275,000 items to borrow including books, magazines, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs. Items can be borrowed from and returned to any of the library’s 17 locations. Members also have access to the extensive eLibrary, offering digital books, magazines, newspapers and audiobooks as well as film streaming, children’s learning activities and history resources.

Everyone is welcome, and all visitors can enjoy free Wi-Fi, computer access, comfortable seating, and access printing, scanning and copying services (charges apply). Computer access requires a free membership.

Library locations and hours

Bendigo Library

Bendigo Library sits in the heart of the city and features a dedicated children's area, native aquarium, café, performance space, lounging areas and meeting and activity rooms for hire.

259 Hargreaves Street Bendigo

Phone 03 5449 2700

[email protected]

More information and Bendigo Library hours


Kangaroo Flat Library

Kangaroo Flat Library is located in a newly refurbished building with a bright colourful façade and fantastic mural. It features a children’s area, lounge space with tea and coffee facilities, reading nooks, bright and well-stocked fish tank, a courtyard and plenty of parking.

23 Lockwood Road Kangaroo Flat

Phone 03 5447 8344

[email protected]

More information and Kangaroo Flat Library hours


Eaglehawk Library

Eaglehawk Library is located within the heritage listed Mechanics Institute building. It features a local history collection, children’s space and free public computers.

1 Sailors Gully Road, Eaglehawk

Phone 03 5446 7577

More information and Eaglehawk Library hours


Heathcote Library

Heathcote Library is located within the old McIvor Council Chambers, at the current City of Greater Bendigo Council Office Building.

125 High Street Heathcote

Phone 03 5433 3734

[email protected]

More information and Heathcote Library hours


Goldfields Research Centre

The Goldfields Research centre is located inside the Bendigo Library. It includes a specialised collection of books, CD-ROMs, microforms and databases covering Bendigo, the Goldfields, Australiana, genealogy and children's literature. Extensive local history resources and skilled staff are available. Genealogy services are also available at selected times.

Located 1st floor Bendigo Library

259 Hargreaves Street
Phone 03 5449 2700

[email protected]

More information and Goldfields Research Centre hours


Bendigo Regional Archives Centre

The Bendigo Regional Archives Centre (BRAC) holds original regional Victorian records dating from 1856 through to the 1980s.

Located 1st floor Bendigo Library

259 Hargreaves Street Bendigo

Phone 03 5449 2700

Bendigo Regional Archives Centre website


Library Agencies in Axedale and Elmore

Library agencies are smaller, community libraries, open for limited hours each week. They are often co-located in other community spaces. Library staff visit regularly to update the collection and provide library services.

Phone 03 5449 2790

[email protected]

More information including library agency locations and hours

Contact us

For more information about our Goldfields Library Corporation membership contact us on 1300 002 642.

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