Realm Library

Ringwood Town Square, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood, 3134
9800 6430

The first Ringwood Branch Library was built in Warrandyte Road, Ringwood and opened in May 1970. Ringwood and Knox Libraries were the foundation members of the Eastern Metropolitan Library Service.

The Library moved to the Eastland Shopping Centre in March 1995 and in October 2013 returned to the original Warrandyte Road building while Realm – Library, Learning and Cultural Centre and a new Town Square was constructed in Eastland.

Realm opened on October 29 2015. The new, state-of-the-art Centre integrates a library, a knowledge and innovation centre, an art gallery, a cafe and Council service centre.

Hours
Mon-Fri 9am-8pm
Sat & Sun 10am-5pm
Address

Ringwood Town Square, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood, 3134
Please note that Realm is unable to receive mail posted to this address.

Contact Person
Acting Team Leader – Liam Blandon
After Hours Information
After hours returns chute available in Ringwood Town Square, next to David Jones
Parking Access and Facilities

Parking

When arriving via Ringwood Bypass, enter from Ringwood Street at West 5. If you arrive from Warrandyte Road, use entry East 6. Additionally, there are two minute parking zones and taxi zones adjacent to the northern curb of Maroondah Highway.

Learn more on the Eastland website –>

Access

Enter Realm from the Town Square off Maroondah Hwy in front of Eastland, opposite Ringwood Station. Escalators from Eastland give direct access to the Town Square.

The library is located on Level 1 of Realm, accessed by stairs and 2 lifts. One lift is extra-large and will accommodate several wheelchairs and prams.

Facilities

  • Public toilets: Male/Female/Accessible, baby change
  • Changing Places – fully accessible public toilet, providing adult change facilities for people with severe or profound disabilities.
  • Parents room with microwave
  • Photocopier: Black&White, Colour & Scanning
  • Internet: 10x 15 minute computers on Ground Floor and 12 one hour computers on Level 1
Ongoing Activities

Please note that all children’s storytime sessions at Realm must be booked in advance.
Ph: 9800 6430

Bookchat
Join us for lively and stimulating session where people share their recent reads, discuss authors and new books and enjoy a coffee or tea.
When: Last Wednesday of the month 2-4pm
Where: Realm, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood

CoderDojo Realm
A free coding, robotics and electronics club for kids aged 7-17. Run by a group of motivated volunteers. Sessions every 2 weeks, on alternating Saturdays and Sundays. For information on session times, or to reserve your place, please click here.

Conversation Cafe
Is English your second language? Come along to our Conversation Cafe, meet our friendly group and improve your English skills over a cuppa!
When: Fortnightly on Fridays at 10:30am  (check calendar for dates)
Where: Realm – Level 2, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood

Open Technology Q&A
Bring your device, your questions, and a sense of curiosity. We’ll be here to help you with whatever you need. You might even be able to help others!
When:Fortnightly on Wednesdays at 10am (check calendar for dates and bookings)
Where: Realm – Level 2, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood