Library 50th anniversary reunion

Library reunionThe E.J. Barker Library is celebrating 50 years of fabulousness, from index cards and date stamps to computer catalogues and eBooks.

The  library has operated from the beginning of the Mt Helen campus in 1970, the centenary year of the School of Mines Ballarat (SMB).

An online reunion of library staff is planned for Friday 30 October 2020 from 3pm to 5pm and we are looking for contact details, stories and photographs.

We want to hear your memories!

Who remembers the first library in F Building?

Who used the new library building on its opening day 1973?

Who has photographs to copy and share with us during our celebrations?

Who has the best library story?

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Email your memories or queries to