Locations & Hours
    Reading Rooms

    Your Library has reopened!

    Until Sunday 13 February 2022, Realm Library will be open Monday to Sunday, 10am-5.00pm. Conditions of entry will apply. Learn more about our reopening plan here.

    Opening Hours

    • Monday 10am-5pm
    • Tuesday 10am-5pm
    • Wednesday 10am-5pm
    • Thursday 10am-5pm
    • Friday 10am-5pm
    • Saturday 10am-5pm
    • Sunday 10am-5pm


    9800 6430


    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

    Realm Library proudly offers a Changing Places facility, which is a fully accessible public toilet with adult change facilities for people with severe or profound disabilities. Realm Library also offers a dedicated Parents' Room with accessible microwave.
    Public toilets Yes
    Accessible toilet Yes
    Baby change Yes
    Photocopying (Black & White, Colour) Yes
    Printing (Black & White, Colour) Yes
    Scanning Yes
    Public PCs 24 available - book now.
    10-minute PCs No
    Free WiFi Yes
    Community room for hire Available through Maroondah City Council - please call 1300 88 22 33.
    Private study spaces No
    Microfiche reader No


    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. 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.

    The current exhibition, 'Summer: the Season of Life', will run from 17 January to 28 February.

    Submissions are currently invited for the March-April 2022 exhibition! The theme is 'The World of Fiction'. The exhibition brief can be found here. The deadline for submissions is 28 February. 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