The Library has reopened with COVIDSafe restrictions in place as advised by the Victorian Government. 

Please ensure that you are always wearing a mask when attending a Council facility (unless a lawful exemption applies) and check-in via the Service Victoria QR Code system.

Ararat Regional Library service provides a variety of services to the community including:

Storytime and Baby Rhyme Time
Due to the Library's capacity limit of 20 people, Council staff has worked hard to safely manage the return of in-person Storytime and Baby Rhyme Time while adhering to COVIDSafe guidelines.
Bookings are required for Storytime and Rhyme Time sessions and can be made by calling the Library on 5352 1722 or online via:

Borrowing Items
There is a large range of items to borrow from the library including books, audiobooks, magazines, DVD's and CD's. Books are loaned out for four weeks, while audio visual materials for two weeks. 

Computers & Wifi
Computer access is available for short term use or bookable sessions of an hour each, all computers include access to the internet as well as Microsoft Office.  
WIFI is also available to patrons and visitors with a simple login. 
All of these services are free of charge at the library. 

Printing, Faxing & Scanning
Ararat Library is equipped with a photocopier which can be used to Print, Photocopy and Faxing for a cost. 
We are also able to scan documents to a USB or email. 

Computer/Technology Help
Need help getting started with a new tablet or phone? Want to know how to use Microsoft Word? One on One Assistance is available to the public free of charge. 
Bookings are required and subject to staff availability. 

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.

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

Ararat Regional Library and Lake Bolac Library is a part of the Central highlands Libraries group.
You can search the catalogue and our online services at www.centralhighlandslibraries.org.au 

Ararat Regional Library

Cnr Barkly & Queen Street
Ararat 3377
Phone: 5352 1722
E: library@ararat.vic.gov.au

Monday – 10.00am - 5.30pm
Tuesday - 11.00am - 5.30pm (Please note Baby Rhyme Time sessions are held from 10am - 11am)
Wednesday - 10.00am - 5.30am
Thursday –11.00am - 5.30pm (Please note Storytime sessions are held from 10am - 11am)
Friday – 10.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday – 9.00am - 12.00pm

Lake Bolac Library 

Lake Bolac Information & Business Centre
2110 Glenelg Highway
Lake Bolac 3351
Phone: 53502204

Monday to Friday – 10.00am-5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday – 10.00am – 4.00pm