The Central Highlands District Masonic 'Roger Porteous Library' and 'Robert Bell Archives' are named in honour of two local Freemasons who were dedicated to promoting Masonic knowledge and learning.

The Library and Archives hold an array of books, memorabilia, artefacts and other materials. The Ballarat Masonic Library and Museum’s purpose is to preserve Masonic documents, artifacts and educate Freemasons and the community about the Masonic Fraternity as part of the History & Heritage of Ballarat.