Library Branches

Sir John Gorton Library, Kerang

Our History

The Kerang Branch of the library service had previously been located at 48 Wellington Street in Kerang for 26 years in what was originally a ES&A bank building. Since becoming automated, and providing a public internet service, the library building became increasingly inadequate with limited space and inappropriate access.

After shire amalgamation in 1996, the Kerang Library was joined by Cohuna and Leitchville to become the Gannawarra Library Service.

New Headquarters

The new headquarters in Kerang was commenced in May 2002, with a projected finish date of June 2003. The new location is adjacent to the Murray Valley Highway and has proven to be of added interest to tourists and passersby in general. The new Sir John Gorton Library in Kerang was finished in July 2003 and a 'Community Open Day' was held in August 2003. The official opening took place on September 11 2003. 

We can be contacted on Ph: (03) 5452 1546     Fx: (03) 5450 3527    


Kerang Library   Opening Time   Closing Time    
Monday   10.00am    5.00pm    
Tuesday   10.00am   5.00pm    
Wednesday   10.00am   5.00pm    
Thursday   10.00am   5.00pm    
Friday   10.00am    6.00pm    
Saturday   10.00am   12.00 noon
 Cohuna Library Branch

The Cohuna Branch of the library service is located within the municipal offices in King Edward Street, Cohuna. The library staff comprise one full-time, one part-time and two emergency/backup members as well as a library page.

The library was originally located in a small building directly in front of the municipal offices. After the amalgamation of Kerang and Cohuna shires the library was moved within the municipal offices. In September 2006 it was again moved and now shares a refurbished space with Council Customer Service.

The Cohuna Library is open every weekday and Saturday mornings.

We can be contacted on Ph: (03) 5456 2124     Fx: (03) 5456 2173                     

Cohuna Library   Opening Hours    
Monday   12.00pm - 5.00pm    
Tuesday   1.00pm - 6.00pm    
Wednesday   12.00pm - 5.00pm    
Thursday   12.30pm - 2.30pm    
Friday   10.00am - 2.00pm    
Saturday   10.00am - 12.00pm    


 Leitchville Library Branch

Leitchville Library is located in King Albert Avenue in Leitchville, and is open to the public Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning.

This small one-roomed building is a busy library with a friendly atmosphere. The staff at Leitchville is made up of one enthusiastic staff member, one emergency/back-up staff member and one voluntary page.  

We can be contacted on Ph/Fx: (03) 5456 7031    

Leitchville Library   Opening Hours    
Tuesday   2.30pm - 5.30pm    
Thursday   9.00am - 10.30am    


 Quambatook Library Agency

The Quambatook Transaction Centre now also serves as an Agency for the Gannawarra Library Service, where members of the public can register, borrow and return books.   

Please contact the Sir John Gorton Library, Kerang with any queries on (03) 5452 1546  

Quambatook Agency   Opening Hours    
Monday   9.30am - 4.00pm    
Wednesday 10.00am - 4.00pm    
Friday   9.30am - 12.00 noon