Library Services


Change to opening hours

The Benalla Library will be closed from Thursday 6 August inline with the return of the Stage 3 restrictions.

You can still access Library resources, including lending books.


Simply head to or call the library staff on 03 5762 2069 to reserve your books. The library staff will get your books together for you and you can collect them from the Library between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Benalla Library returns chute

With Benalla Library closed, our return chute will still be open 24/7. 

If you are unable to make it to the Library to return your books through the return chute, simply hold onto them until we reopen. You will not incur any fines and you do not need to renew your items as the due dates will automatically be extended.

Online library

Benalla Library staff can assist you with any queries or help you to connect to our online library from 9am–5pm (Monday to Friday) on 5762 2069 or email

Using your library membership number, which is on your High Country Library membership card (14 digit number starting with 23714 or 23737), you can access the following resources:

  • BorrowBox has eBooks and audiobooks for all ages. It can be downloaded as a free app on any smart device.
    For Apple & Android download instructions
    For PC, Mac & eReaders download instructions.  
    Borrowbox App for Apple users  | For Android users

  • RBDigital has eBooks, audiobooks and magazines. It can be downloaded as a free app on any smart device.
    RBDigital App for Apple users  | For Android users. 
    RBDigital Magazines.

  • Kanopy for critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award winning foreign films and more. Visit Kanopy.

  • Storybox storytelling resource for families, connecting children with literature through a vibrant and interactive experience. Visit Storybox.

  • Encyclopaedia Britannica can help you to study from home. Visit Encyclopaedia Britannica.

  • has historical photographs and other resources to help research local and family history. Visit




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 eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines on your smartphone
  • Online family research resources including and Trove
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Access to computers, photocopying, printing and faxing
  • Meeting rooms for hire


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

    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: 















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 

Follow Benalla Library on Twitter @BenallaLibrary

For information about Benalla Library Services, like the Benalla Rural City Council 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