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, newspapers, 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
  • Online family research resources including and
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Access to computers, photocopying, scanning, printing and faxing
  • Meeting rooms for hire


    Benalla Library has a regular program of activities for both adults and children.
    These are currently suspended due to COVID-19 regulations. 

Program for children

  • ‘Story Time’ sessions at 10.30am every Friday
  • School holiday activities
  • LEGO sets, board games and chess available anytime

Program for adults

  • ‘Sit and Knit’ - every Wednesday at 2pm
  • ‘Book Chat’ - third Thursday of each month at 2pm
  • ‘Writer’s Corner’ - last Wednesday of each month at 5pm


Benalla Library open hours


 9.30am –6pm


 9.30am – 6pm



 12pm – 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 

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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