The City of Ballarat Libraries consist of libraries at Ballarat, Sebastopol, and Wendouree as well as a mobile Outreach service.

The collections are enhanced by the provision of the Australiana Research Room at the Ballarat Library and holds many historic and significant items, particularly a large photograph collection.

Our collection

The Australiana Research Room collections

The Australiana room houses the family history and local history collections. The Ballarat Genealogical Society collection is held in this room, as well as the MV Anderson Art History collection and the John Farringdon Davis Military collection. The AR collection itself is founded on the original Ballarat Public Library (in Barkly St) collection, which included many fine works of Australiana.