Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

A standout of Geelong's cultural precinct, with an extensive, year-round events program.
Nik Addams
Published on May 11, 2021


No other structure encapsulates Geelong's journey from an industrial powerhouse to a forward-thinking metropolis quite like the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre.

Known locally as 'The Dome' and spanning eight levels in the thick of the city, the building is far more than just a library — it's become a vibrant gathering space for locals to meet, especially thanks to its ground-floor cafe that opens out onto the adjacent Johnston Park.

The building also houses meeting and event spaces, cutting-edge information technology services, an exhibition space, an entire floor dedicated to children and young people and the climate-controlled Heritage Centre, Victoria's biggest regional collection of public and private records.

Events are a major part of the program here, too, with a year-round calendar of online and in-person workshops and lectures for readers and writers of all ages.


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