Visit a library

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.

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.

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.

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.

Heathcote Library

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

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.

Bendigo Regional Archives Centre

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

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.