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Locations and Hours

Accessing library services

The Bairnsdale Library is open to the public and customers can browse the collection and make selections without assistance from staff. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there is a limit of 20 customers in the building at any one time.


Our satellite library services at customer service centres are available but not open for browsing as part of a staged approach to re-opening in line with community safety.


Library services are open to the public from Tuesday 9th June, standard operating hours. 8.30am to 5pm and Mallacoota - Monday and Tuesday 10am to 2pm and Wednesdays to Fridays 2pm to 5pm.


The library collections are still not available to the public for browsing at any of the Customer Service Centres, library supplies are to be pre-ordered from the on-line catalogue. Customers can call and ask our staff to select for them or if they present at a centre, the staff can assist on the spot. Customers can now collect their library supplies at any time during opening hours, no appointment necessary for collection.


Please ask for our assistance and we can assist with your borrowing, or pre-order through our online catalogue.

Thank you for your cooperation.

If you need reading materials, please call 5152 4225 and we will help.  You can organise a day and time (9 - 5 weekdays) and we will supply you with library items. Just give us a ring or email us on library@egipps.vic.gov.au with your requests.

All loans have been extended and are now due 31 July 2020.

Contacting your library by phone

You can call your local library on (03) 5153 9500 or the Residents' Information Line on

1300 555 886. The Bairnsdale Library can also be contacted on (03) 5152 4225.


Public Holidays

East Gippsland Shire Library branches do not open on public holidays.  After hours return chutes are provided and the returned items will be cleared on the following working day.  Online access to the catalogue and eLibrary are available after hours.


Bairnsdale Library now open

22 Service Street
Bairnsdale Vic 3875
Telephone:  (03) 5152 4225 

Monday - Friday 9.30 am - 6.00 pm

Saturday 9.30 am - 12.00 noon

Lakes Entrance Service Centre

18 Mechanics Street
Lakes Entrance Vic 3909
Telephone:  (03) 5153 9500

Mallacoota Service Centre

70 Maurice Avenue

Mallacoota  Vic 3892

Telephone:  (03) 5153 9500

Omeo Service Centre

179 Day Avenue
Omeo Vic 3898
Telephone:  (03) 5153 9500    Fax: (03) 5153 9576

Orbost Service Centre

1 Ruskin Street
Orbost Vic 3888
Telephone:  (03) 5153 9500

Paynesville Service Centre

55 The Esplanade
Paynesville 3880
Telephone:  (03) 5153 9500


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