The Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute has a vast collection of heritage books and journals available for research. Click here for more details of the collection.
This resource is freely available to members at all times but can also be accessed for a daily fee of $10.00 if the researcher is a non-member. Click here for more details about membership.
We have a vast range of newspapers for viewing. If anyone wishes to view a particular paper or range of papers they must provide notice one week prior to the viewing to allow the papers to be brought up for viewing.
Please note that access to the newspaper collection is currently limited due to conservation works.
Photographs are allowed and WiFi is available. No gloves are required when handling the items, however researchers are required to wash their hands prior to handling and at any time after consuming food or drink. No food or drink is allowed into the Heritage Room.
For all queries please contact the Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 03 5331 3042.