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.
This space will house exhibitions curated and presented by the Geelong Gallery.
A video wall of over 4.19m screens news and information. Print newspapers and mobile devices also allow people to catch up on daily news and current affairs.
Our licensed café, Public, is the perfect place to gather, socialise, dine and relax in the heart of Geelong’s Arts Precinct. Opening early 2016.
Drop into the technology makerspace to experiment with 3D printing.
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