Thomastown and Whittlesea Libraries are now only open for Click & Collect services. Please see location pages for opening hours.
All our other branches now close by 7.00pm Monday – Thursday. Please be aware that further changes to opening hours may occur at short notice.
Masks are mandatory in the library for anyone over the age of 8, unless an exemption applies.
Anyone over 18 entering a YPRL branch will also need to show proof of double vaccination.
Density limits apply.
Please note that all branches and services will be closed on Wednesday 26 January 2022 for the Australia Day public holiday.
From here you can explore our collections, access the eLibrary, learn about our programs and find info about our services and special events. Not a member? You can join for free at the link below.
Please be aware that our library services have been altered due to the current COVID-19 restrictions. To find out exactly what has changed and why, please see our YPRL's response to COVID-19 page.
As a part of celebrating Midsumma and the LGBTQIA+ community, we have put together a collection of books for all ages that explore the diverse rainbow experience.
A great activity to keep the kids busy and get those creative juices flowing!
Right now these adult fiction books are our Top 30 MOST WANTED. They have the most amount of holds, everyone wants to read them and there is a long waiting time to get them BUT… did you know that some of them are available for you to walk in to a branch and and grab off the shelf without waiting?
Due to staff shortages linked to the recent increase in local COVID-19 we've made some service changes. Please be aware that further changes may occur at short notice.
Join Bubbles and friends on a joyous adventure this summer at Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub! Bubbles: On an Island Somewhere South of Paris is the soon-to-be-published book by local artist Don Walters and poet Joe Pascoe. Visitors can view original Bubbles artworks and retrospective poems.
January is for lazy days and times spent with the family. Childhood memories of running around through the sprinkler outside and getting sunburnt and reading in the car. Some things have changed, and some have stayed the same.
Create, play, learn, style and explore through these activities in the Summer holidays.
See what was HOT this year! What were the most popular books, eBooks, eAudiobooks and most streamed videos!
Please note that all branches will be closed on Wednesday 26 January 2022 for the Australia Day public holiday.
Discover the benefits of reading during the Summer break, and enter the BIG Summer Read to track your progress and get the opportunity to win a prize!
Return to the long, lazy days of January with your family, friends and community and enjoy some great local music and food at the library.
Writing mentor program at Yarra Plenty Regional LibraryWhether you have been writing for years or have never written before, we would love for you to apply.
You might be wondering how to prove or present your Covid vaccination status. Here, we explain how to access your COVID-19 vaccination certificate, what to do with it, and how we can help.
Calling all young artists!YPRL is creating a community gallery to highlight the work of our talented young artists. The gallery will be a free and COVID-safe way for our community to share their creativity.
Check out eBooks, audiobooks & more
Stuck on what to read or watch next? Let our staff give you recommendations based on your interests!