Library Services

The Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Learning Centre (Benalla Library) is a modern and welcoming community resource. Benalla Library promotes lifelong learning and literacy through its delivery of a range of programs.



Benalla Library offers:

  • free membership with access to resources from over 100 libraries across Victoria
  • books, magazines, DVDs and audio books
  • access to movies, documentaries, recorded children’s story-times, eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers, and digital comic books on your smartphone or device
  • free Wi-Fi
  • access to computers, photocopying, scanning, printing and faxing
  • meeting rooms for hire - contact the Library for more information and to make a booking.

Benalla Library has a regular program of activities for both adults and children.


Regular events

Monday - 10am    Morning Maj-jong
Tuesday and Thursday - 9am   Walking Talking Book Club
Tuesday - 10am   Chatty Cafe Communi-tea
Wednesday - 4pm   Online Community Help Session
1st Tuesday of the month - 2pm    Chess Club
2nd Wednesday of the month - 5pm   Library Lovers Social
3rd Thursday of the month - 10am    Family History Research Suppot
Last Friday of the month - 2pm, 2.20pm, 2.40pm      Basic Digital Help



Regular Junior Events 

Monday - 10.30am   Cushion Concerts (6 months - 3 years)
Tuesday - 10.30am      Story Time (3 - 6 years)
Tuesday - 4.30pm   Junior Creative Writing (8 - 13 years)
Friday - 10.30am   Rhyme Time (0 - 2 years)


Programs may vary and regular junior events are suspended during school holidays. Please call 03 5762 2069 or visit for more events and information.


Benalla Library open hours


 9.30am –6pm


 9.30am – 6pm


 Noon – 7pm


 9.30am – 6pm


 9.30am – 5pm


 9am – Noon



The Benalla Library is located at 2 Fawckner Drive, Benalla.

You can use the online library service with your library card, which has your member number for login. You’ll need to visit the library to pick up and drop off books. We do have a limited mobile service.

You can call Benalla Library during open hours on 03 5762 2069 or email

For information about Benalla Library Services, check out the Library's Facebook page


The Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Learning Centre exemplifies Sir Edward's values. Preferring sport at school, his pathway to learning commenced later in life. Famous for his defence of those not capable of work, his hallmark was not leaving anyone behind. "I have a conviction that it's only when you are put at full stretch that you can realise your full potential."  - Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop