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About Realm

8:07am 19 January 2016

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)

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


9:46am 6 November 2015

Realm located at the Warrandyte Rd label on map.

Map of Eastland - Select Level 3 under Map

Realm parking, access & facilities

2:46pm 23 October 2015


Details available soon.



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

10:55am 10 February 2016


Tiny Tots
Tiny Tots is a special sharing time for parents and babies aged 0-12 months. Learn fun rhymes and games to play. Discover wonderful stories to share with your child. Sessions last for approximately 30 minutes.
When: Tuesday 11am (during school term)
Where: Realm, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood

Toddler Time
Toddler time is especially for children 1-3 years with stories, songs and rhymes. The sessions last for approximately 45 minutes.
When: Wednesday 11am, 2pm (during school term)
Where: Realm, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood

Preschool Storytime
Preschool storytime is aimed at children aged 3-5 years. It is a mix of stories, rhymes and a simple activity. Sessions last for approximately 45 minutes.
When: Wednesday 2pm, Thursday 11am (during school term)
Where: Realm, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood



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: Every Wednesday 10am
Where: Realm, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood

Game Arcade - Teens only
Love board games? ERL has bought a bunch! Dozens of old and new titles. Come down, bring your friends and play for free.
When: 1st Monday of the month 5-7pm
Where: Realm, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood

Game Arcade 18+
Celebrate the golden age of tabletop gaming. Come down with friends and play our huge range of new board games for free.
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month 5-7pm
Where: Realm, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood

Bring along your handcraft, meet other crafters, swap tips and have fun.  We will have a tutor every 2nd month – please book ahead.
When:  1st Thursday of the month 2pm
Where:  Realm, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood