Locations & Hours
    Reading Rooms

    All libraries are closed due to COVID-19 lockdown

    Call + Collect services are available. Please contact your library to arrange collection. Your item/s will be ready for you at the time frame you have chosen at Eastland Valet parking area (Level B1) between 10am-4pm. The nearest car park entry points are Gate 6 off Warrandyte Rd, or Gate 5 off Ringwood St. Make your way to the Valet parking area on Level B1 and look out for the Order & Collect signs. Please go into the Guest Services area to collect your items from the Valet. If you have difficulties, please call the team on (03) 8820 8028.

    Opening Hours

    • Monday 9.00am-8.00pm
    • Tuesday 9.00am-8.00pm
    • Wednesday 9.00am-8.00pm
    • Thursday 9.00am-8.00pm
    • Friday 9.00am-8.00pm
    • Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm
    • Sunday 10.00am-5.00pm

    Contact

    9800 6430

    Address

    Ringwood Town Square
    179 Maroondah Hwy
    Ringwood 3134
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    Car 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.

    Returns Chute

    After hours returns chute available in Ringwood Town Square, next to Holey Moley & Anytime Fitness.

    Key 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: 10 computers on Ground Floor and 14 computers on Level 1

    Accessibility

    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.

    Branch Manager

    Sally Fornaro

    Branch Details

    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.

    Special Collections ArtBoxes
    The Realm Library ArtBoxes are a series of display spaces set into the 'wall of wonder', a constantly refreshed display of new books from which our borrowers may choose. Each month, the ArtBoxes feature works from emerging and established artists. Themes for the exhibitions are chosen to appeal to the community and spark interest in the many wonderful things that the Library has to offer. Over the years, works have been exhibited from many different artists including: David Ray; Helen Cornell; Elaine Pullum; Jo Carroll; Emily Beasy; Clare Dunstan; Kath Wigraft; and Yola and Daria.

    Submissions are currently invited for the December 2021 exhibition. The theme is 'Christmas and the New Year of 2022'. Proposed works could be literal interpretations of this theme, or they could focus on related concepts. The deadline for submissions is 8 November 2021. For more information please refer to the ArtBox Specifications, FAQ, or get in touch by emailing [email protected] To submit an expression of interest, please read the Terms & Conditions and, if you agree, complete the expressions of interest form.

    Public Holiday Openings

    Realm is open between 10:00am and 5:00pm on Australia Day, Labour Day, Easter Saturday, Easter Monday, Queen's Birthday, AFL Grand Final Friday and Melbourne Cup Day. It is closed all day on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and ANZAC Day.

    What's on at Realm