Locations & Hours
    Miller's Homestead
      Reading Rooms

          Opening Hours

          • Monday 9am-8pm
          • Tuesday 9am-8pm
          • Wednesday 9am-8pm
          • Thursday 9am-8pm
          • Friday 9am-8pm
          • 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 & Goodlife Health Club.

          Key Facilities

          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
          WiFi (free) Yes
          Community room for hire Yes - call Maroondah City Council on 1300 88 22 33
          Public study spaces Yes
          Private study spaces No
          Microfiche reader No

          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 café and Council service centre. Special Collections

          Public Holiday Openings

          Realm is open 10am-5pm on:
          • Australia Day
          • Labour Day
          • Easter Saturday
          • Easter Monday
          • King's Birthday
          • AFL Grand Final Friday
          • Melbourne Cup Day

          Realm is closed all day on:
          • New Year's Day
          • Good Friday
          • Easter Sunday
          • ANZAC Day
          • Christmas Day
          • Boxing Day


          Accessible Parking
          • All on-site parking belongs to Eastland Shopping Centre
          • 2x Accessible Parking spaces available on the other side of Ringwood Town Square (Eastland Level 3), approximately 60m from library entry
          • For information about public transport, parking and driving directions, consult our Visitor Information sheet
          Physical features
          • Automatic entry double doors
          • Library is located on Realm Level 1 (middle level)
          • Stairs and elevator access to Level 1, including extra-large elevator that can fit electric scooters (towards rear of building)
          • 2x heightened customer service desks for sitting and standing
          • Mostly physically accessible with some furniture moveable if required
          • Wide browsing spaces of book collections
          • Sensory Hub on site (the "Cave") (Availability may depend on bookings - contact us ahead of time if unsure)
          Assistance animals
          • Welcome. Please ensure badge and jackets are brought with you.
          Accessible toilet
          • Accessible toilets available on every level
          • Hand rail next to toilet
          • Medium heavy push handle door
          • Door entry space wide enough for electric scooter or wheelchair
          • Large space
          Changing Place
          • Available with MLAC key (available from staff)
          • Automatic door
          Alternative assistances
          • Large print collections: There are a number of books and magazines that are printed with a larger font size to make it easier to read.
          • Audiobooks: There are a number of physical and digital copies of voice recordings of books available allowing you to listen to the book rather than read.
          • eBooks: There are thousands of books available digitally that can be accessed anywhere on your own device. Learn more.
          • Online resources: There are journals, newspapers, webpages, online databases and multimedia materials that can be accessed anywhere on your own device. Learn more.
          • ReaderPen: A convenient portable tool that allows you to scan text and have audio read out in natural speaking voices. The devices are available for loan.
          • VOX Books: There are a number of children’s books available for loan that have a permanently attached VOX reader (audio) that transforms the regular book into an all-in-one read-along.
          • Hearing Loop available in the Cave (event space). Transmitter, headphone and disposable headphone covers available from Realm Library staff.
          Public PCs