The Dome’s levels, named in respect of the Wadawurrung people, the original custodians of the land on which the centre is built, flow into one another and into the outside world via architectural voids and towering glazed walls.
Each of the five public floors plays an extremely important and unique role and purpose in the overall delivery of world-class library and information services.
Ground Floor and Mezzanine:
Gathering place, Ki-kirri ngitj
Main entrance, news lounge, technology, exhibitions and café
Reading nest, Ngawarring ngiyt (Learn together) and Cave, Kanyul karrung (Youth space)
Dedicated children's & youth floor
Inspiration space, Nyaal (Open your eyes)
Large print and audiobooks, specialist non-fiction collections, magazines, multimedia, non-fiction, meeting and discussion rooms
The vault, Kim barne thaliyu (Here yesterday)
Heritage reading room, regional archives, local and family history and history reference collection
Staff Administration, Kim barne murrk (Here is the head)
Headquarters of GRLC
The high ground, Wurdi Youang (You Yangs - Big hill in the middle of the plains)
Major events and balcony
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