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The Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre (GBRC) is located on the top floor of the E.J. Barker Library (Mt Helen Campus) and includes a supervised reading room where collections can be accessed and read. The GBRC includes University of Ballarat Historical Collection, the Geoffrey Blainey Mining Collection and the University of Ballarat Special Collection.
Titles from both collections can be searched online at http://innopac.ballarat.edu.au .
The University of Ballarat Historical Collection is an extensive collection of historical material dating from the opening of the Ballarat School of Mines in 1870. The collection covers material from the University of Ballarat's predecessors including the Ballarat School of Mines, Ballarat Teachers' College, State College of Victoria, Ballarat; the Ballarat Institute of Advanced Education, Ballarat College of Advanced Education, Ballarat University College and Wimmera Institute of TAFE.