Castlemaine Upgrade | Goldfields Library Corporation

Castlemaine Library UpgradeCastlemaine Library under construction

Castlemaine Library will be undergoing renovation works from July to October 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 October. The Castlemaine Library at 212 Barker Street will be closed for approximately 15 weeks. A pop-up library is currently located inside the Castlemaine Market Building at 44 Mostyn Street. The pop-up library shares this space with the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre, and is running a reduced library service. 

The Library will be closed for 4 to 5 days in late October to allow us to move. The return chute will be open.

We will re-open in the first week of November.

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). Please contact the Library on 5472 1458 if you are unsure.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

Castlemaine Library will have a number of activities happening in the Spring school holidays. Keep an eye out for the program online or at the library, available from Monday 9 September

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

Stay tuned for an invitation to the Grand Opening Party in late November!

If you would like to be updated on the Castlemaine Library Upgrade via our newsletter, please email us or contact Castlemaine Library on 5472 1458.


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