As per the current COVID-19 restrictions, all Yarra Plenty Regional Library branches are open for Click & Collect services only.
Due to these restrictions, our branches will close slightly earlier than usual, at 7.00pm, Monday – Thursday (except Whittlesea which will close at 5.00pm Monday, Tuesday & Thursday and 7.00pm on Wednesday). See the opening hours for your local branch on our locations page.
The Mobile Library is currently offering a static Click & Collect service from 10.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday, at 30 Main Hurstbridge Road Diamond Creek (at Community Centre).
All in-person events have been cancelled for the duration of the lockdown. Our 24/7 return chutes remain open however, all holds and item due dates have also been extended until after these restrictions end.
The Eltham Library Click & Collect service will be run by appointment only. Please contact the Eltham team on 03 9439 9266 to make your booking.
The Diamond Valley Click & Collect service and the Outreach Vehicle are currently closed.
Computers, Internet & Printing
Using Technology at the Library
At all of our branches, we offer free Wi-Fi and provide public access to computers for your use. Printing, scanning and photocopying services can be accessed for a fee. We also offer guidance and assistance in using our technology and with your personal devices.
Our computers are free to use — all you need is a library membership. You can sign up for a membership online or when you visit one of our branches. You will need to accept the Internet Access Policy in order to use library computers.
Computers for general internet browsing are usually available up to 8 hours per day. If you require more time, please ask the friendly Library Staff if you can extend your time.
All library computers run Microsoft Office software applications, and you can edit and save documents to your USB from these computers.
When you log out of a computer, all personal information from your session will be removed from the computer.
Wi-Fi in the Library
Wi-Fi is freely available in all public areas our library branches. Simply select 'Library Public WiFi' from the list of available networks. Once you've agreed to the Library's Internet Access Policy, you will then be able to connect to the network and start browsing.
Help with Technology
Here at YPRL, our friendly branch staff are available to support you with your technology requirements, where we can.
If what you are seeking to do will take some time, we recommend booking a one-on-one session or coming to a class. Talk to our staff, or Get in Touch with us about how to do this.
Smartphone, Tablet and Computer Help
We will help you to the best of our abilities, but we are not technical experts and our assistance has limits.
Your device is your responsibility.
We suggest that you back up your data and take note of your settings before making any changes or seeking technical assistance. We will not touch your device or make changes without your permission.
Your security and privacy are also your responsibility.
Keep your passwords secure to protect your private information. Be aware of the different risks in using technology (we can help you with this, too).
We can help you navigate the interface, but we can’t advise you about how to answer a question.
Self-Service Printing, Copying & Scanning
Due to restrictions, we are currently only offering Print & Collect services rather than self-service printing.
You can also use your Library Card to:
Print in colour or black and white
Copy printed material in colour or black and white
Scan material in colour or black and white
Printing and Copying Fees
Black and White: $0.25 per A4 page | $0.50 per A3 page
Colour: $0.80 per A4 page | $1.60 per A3 page
Print from Anywhere
You can now print from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone at home or in a branch!
Print emails, attachments, photos, boarding passes, web pages and more, using the instructions below.