Ground Floor and Mezzanine

Gathering place, Ki-kirri-ngitj [we talk together]
Main entrance, news lounge, technology, exhibitions and cafe

The ground floor is an open-plan, informal area featuring a six metre high wall of books. On this floor, visitors can speak with library staff, return books, pick up reserved items and enjoy a collection which includes award-winning Australian authors, newspapers and magazines. It is also the place to gather, catch up on news or borrow an iPad. It is a welcoming space and a gateway to the rest of the centre.

An 80-seat café (opening 2017) - including an external deck with terraced gardens - provides direct access to Johnstone Park. This level also houses a 200m2 exhibition gallery space, with a connection to the Geelong Gallery.

Suspended above the ground floor and bisecting the wall of books at its mid-point vertically, the mezzanine provides a vantage point to the ground floor. A secluded reading area occupies the northern end of the mezzanine level. This level also houses a maker space with opportunities for 3D printing, Oculus Rift Virtual Reality experiences and use of electronics kits.


Ground Floor:

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre - Ground floor
ExhibitionsCafeNews Lounge


Geelong Library and Heritage Centre - Mezzanine

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