Castlemaine Upgrade | Goldfields Library Corporation

Castlemaine Library UpgradeCastlemaine Library under construction

Castlemaine Library will be undergoing renovation works from July to September 2019 as part of its successful grant application in the 2018 Pick My Project Initiative.

Work will include upgrading the structural flooring throughout the library and replacing old shelving with new, mobile shelving that will allow the space to be more accessible and flexible.

The upgrade will cost approximately $420,000, with the Victorian Government contributing $197,400 and Mount Alexander Shire Council contributing $226,400.

Construction will begin in July and will be completed by September. The Castlemaine Library at 212 Barker Street will be closed for approximately 7 weeks and a pop-up library will be located inside the Castlemaine Market Building at 44 Mostyn Street. The pop-up library will share this space with the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre, and will run with a reduced library service. 

Opening hours (from Wednesday 10 July)

  • 9am to 5pm weekdays
  • 9am to 1pm Saturdays
  • Closed on Sundays

Regular sessions

Regular programs will continue and will be held at the Ray Bradfield Room (behind the Market Building at Victory Park). These include:

  • Baby Rhyme Time (Wednesdays 10.30am – 11am)
  • Storytime (Friday 10.30am – 11.15am)
  • Toddler Time (Tuesday 10.30am – 11.15am)
  • IT help sessions (Tuesdays 2-4pm by appointment)
  • Family history help session (Wednesdays 24 July & 21 August, 1-4pm  by appointment)

School Holiday Program

The Goldfields Libraries school holiday program will run at Castlemaine Library for the first week of the school holidays (Monday 1 to Saturday 6 July). Activities will be held in the second week at other libraries (including Bendigo, Kangaroo Flat and Kyneton). Keep an eye out for the School Holiday Program, available Friday 14 June.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about the Castlemaine Upgrade, please read through our FAQ’s, or contact the Castlemaine Library on 5472 1458.

More Information

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