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About Realm

4:35pm 2 February 2017

The first Ringwood Branch Library was built in Warrandyte Road, Ringwood and opened in May 1970. Ringwood and Knox Libraries were the foundation members of the Eastern Metropolitan Library Service.

The Library moved to the Eastland Shopping Centre in March 1995 and in October 2013 returned to the original Warrandyte Road building while Realm - Library, Learning and Cultural Centre and a new Town Square was constructed in Eastland.

Realm opened on October 29 2015. The new, state-of-the-art Centre integrates a library, a knowledge and innovation centre, an art gallery, a cafe and Council service centre. 


Realm events


maroondah council


Mon-Fri 9am-8pm
Sat & Sun 10am-5pm

Address: Ringwood Town Square,
179 Maroondah Hwy,
Ringwood, 3134.
Melways  (map below)

Please note that Realm is unable to receive mail posted to this address.

Ph: 9800 6430 or 1300737277
Fax: 9847 0499
Manager - Jenny Detez


12:39pm 18 April 2016
Map of Eastland - Select Level 3 under Map

Realm parking, access & facilities

8:53am 31 March 2016


When arriving via Ringwood Bypass, enter from Ringwood Street at West 5. If you arrive from Warrandyte Road, use entry East 6. Additionally, there are two minute parking zones and taxi zones adjacent to the northern curb of Maroondah Highway. 

Learn more on the Eastland website -->



Enter Realm from the Town Square off Maroondah Hwy in front of Eastland, opposite Ringwood Station. Escalators from Eastland give direct access to the Town Square.  

The library is located on Level 1 of Realm, accessed by stairs and 2 lifts. One lift is extra-large and will accommodate several wheelchairs and prams.



  • Public toilets: Male/Female/Accessible, baby change
  • Changing Places - fully accessible public toilet, providing adult change facilities for people with severe or profound disabilities.
  • Parents room with microwave
  • Fax service via the photocopier
  • Photocopier: Black&White, Colour & Scanning
  • Internet: 10x 15 minute computers on Ground Floor and 12 one hour computers on Level 1

Realm activities

4:11pm 14 February 2017

Please note that all children's storytime sessions at Realm must be booked in advance.
Ph: 9800 6430


Join us for lively and stimulating session where people share their recent reads, discuss authors and new books and enjoy a coffee or tea.
When: Last Wednesday of the month 2-4pm
Where: Realm, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood

Open Technology Q&A
Bring your device, your questions, and a sense of curiosity. We’ll be here to help you with whatever you need. You might even be able to help others!
When: Fortnightly on Wednesdays at 10am (check calendar for dates and bookings)
Where: Realm - Level 2, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood

Conversation Cafe
Is English your second language? Come along to our Conversation Cafe, meet our friendly group and improve your English skills over a cuppa!
When:  Fortnightly on Fridays at 10:30am  (check calendar for dates)
Where:  Realm - Level 2, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood