Public Programs

Baby Rhyme Time

It's a free, fun and an interactive program designed for babies and little ones up to two years of age. The session combines rhymes, singing and stories. Baby Rhyme Time inspires joyous interaction between you and your baby. We hold two sessions in Ararat each week on Tuesday at 10am and 11am.


Storytime is an opportunity for preschool children aged three to five and their parents or carers to share the joy of books, rhythm and song.  Be prepared for lots of smiles and clapping.  Each session has a theme and a craft activity to help your child’s reading readiness. Free sessions are held each Thursday at 11am.

School Holiday Program

The library offers a fun and enriching school holiday program.  Contact the library to find out what’s on these holidays. Find out more at our Facebook page @araratregionallibrary, phone 5352 1722 or email:

Special events

Ararat Regional Library presents exciting public programs for adults, too!  These include visits by authors, book clubs, craft group sessions.


The library is home to several active bookclubs.  Let us know if you’d like to join a bookclub in the area or start your own with a group of 10.  A small fee applies for the provision of support and books for your group.


Ararat Regional Library is also a hub for the region’s visual artists.  Exhibitions  are held throughout the year that reflect our community’s character and diversity.  To find out more about exhibiting at the library gallery spaces, email:

Information Technology

Computer access if available and you can book a one hour session at the library free of charge. If you need assistance, we also provide internet and technology information sessions. You can access Internet at the library free of charge. There are a four PCs with Microsoft Office. WIFI is also available to patrons and visitors with a simple login that lasts a year! 

Media Package

Do you have an important presentation coming up?  The library has a data projector, screen, speakers and a laptop available to community groups at no charge.

Fax, Email and print

Printing, Fax, scan to email, scan to USB and colour  photocopying is available.

Library Catalogue

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Ararat Genealogy and History Group

The Ararat Genealogy and History Group archive is housed at the library.  A volunteer from the group is on hand every Wednesday to assist with local history and genealogy queries.

Banfield Collection

The Library houses the Banfield Collection which comprises  editions of The Ararat Advertiser from 1857 to present day and a photographic collection.