Realm Library

Branch Location

Ringwood Town Square
179 Maroondah Hwy
Ringwood 3134
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Opening Hours

Monday: 9am - 8pm
Tuesday: 9am - 8pm
Wednesday: 9am - 8pm
Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Contact

Phone: 9800 6430

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.

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 12 computers on Level 1
  • Four study pods are available. Bookings are required and can be made by phone or online.

Access Information

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.

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.

Return Chute Availability

After hours returns chute available in Ringwood Town Square, next to David Jones.

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.

Branch Manager

Liam Blandon

Upcoming Events

Tiny Tots Storytime

Tiny Tots Storytime

Tuesday at 11:00 AM

Join us for this 30 minute session featuring simple stories, songs and rhymes to promote your child's early development. This is a special bonding time for families - parents, grandparents, and friends are all welcome. After the session, feel free...

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime

Wednesday at 11:00 AM

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for 1-3 year-olds. Storytime helps your child develop early literacy skills and lifelong love of books.

Family Storytime

Family Storytime

Wednesday at 2:00 PM

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for 1-5 year-olds. Storytime helps your child develop language, literacy and social skills. A craft activity is held after the session.