Join our O-Week Festival of free events for all ages at the new Phillip Island library. For details and bookings visit our events page 🔗
The new Phillip Island Library is located within the Bass Coast Council Shire. It’s a place where you can learn and connect with others in your community.
The building was designed by renowned architects called Jackson Clements Burrows Architects (JCB) and our library offers a welcoming space that is easy to use for everyone. We’re also introducing 24/7 membership soon where you can become a member and access the library anytime, outside of staffed library hours.
Inside, we have something for everyone. Kids can explore our children’s library, while teenagers can have fun in the gaming area. If you need a quiet place to work or have Zoom meetings, we’ve got special booths for that. Plus, there are plenty of comfy seats, free Wi-Fi, and computers for you to use.
And there’s more to our library than just books. It’s also a place to connect with your community. You can find things like the local museum, theatre, meeting rooms and gallery. You can also get travel advice at the Visitor Information and support from the Bass Coast Council Customer Service, all located conveniently in the same building.
We’re not just a library; we’re a place where you can learn, have fun, and be a part of the community. Come and visit the Phillip Island Library today!
Join our O-Week Festival of free events for all ages at the new Phillip Island library from 2-6 November.
Story Time with Guest Author Andrea Rowe
Thursday, 2 November at 10.30am
Join us at Phillip Island Library for a special opening week storytime. Singing, dancing, rhyme and craft, with special guest Andrea Rowe.
Places We Imagine: An Author Panel Discussion
Friday, 3 November at 7pm
Approaching Place in Fiction. Three authors explore the role of place in their writing. Ava Dunn, Eliza Henry-Jones, Josephine Rowe are contemporary authors writing in the fictional form. Join them as they discuss the role of place in their fiction, the ways it has shaped their writing and how they envision the power of fictional place-making.
Flying Bookworm Theatre
Saturday, 4 November at 12pm
Join us at Phillip Island Library for the enchantment of Flying Bookworm Theatre, where books come to life before your eyes!
Berninneit Book Chat
Monday, 6 November at 11am
Love reading? Discuss what’s turning your pages with like-minded bibliophiles in a social chat over a cuppa
Thursday, 9 November at 10.30am
Our weekly StoryTime sessions start! Enjoy silly songs, stories and rhymes followed by a craft designed to engage your toddler and support early language and literacy.
Baby Rhyme Time
Tuesday, 14 November at 10.30am
Our weekly Baby Rhyme Time sessions start! Connect with other parents in a baby-focussed session of gentle songs, stories and rhymes designed to support early language and literacy./p>
The Phillip Island library will be open on Thursday 2 November and all the great resources and services you expect to see will be available.
Monday-Friday (except Wed): 9.30am – 5pm
Wednesday: 9.30am – 6.30pm
Saturday: 10am – 1.30pm
Public Holidays: Closed – Melbourne Cup Day 7 November
The Click & Collect service at PICAL has closed from Thursday 19 October. We ask that you hold onto any returns until the new library opens on Thursday 2 November but you can drop returns at PICAL if necessary.
We’d love to hear from you. Please let us know if you have a question that’s not included here or if you have any comments.