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.
Toy & Learning Library
Borrow, learn and explore!
For years now libraries have pushed themselves to engage with new technologies and provide programming that complements the school curriculum in preparing kids for the coming challenges of the future. YPRL has met this challenge through many successful programs, such as our Code Clubs, Maker Spaces, and regular workshops in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) disciplines. The next logical step for us to support learning in STEM literacies is to provide lending resources that can be taken home like any other item in our collection.
That's where our Toy Library & Learning Library comes in!
Please note: Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the Lalor Toy Library service has been suspended.
The toy library collection is suitable for children up to 6 years old and offers a wonderful selection of educational and stimulating toys. Members can access the toy library at Lalor Library, and can borrow up to three toys at a time, for up to three weeks. Please be aware that under current government restrictions numbers will be limited.
Operating Hours (immediately following our storytime sessions):
The learning library features a collection of STEM and robotics equipment suitable for children aged 6–14. It is made available to members after school or during the library’s specific STEM programs and events.
Tuesday, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Thursday, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Saturdays, 11.00 am – 12.00 noon
Conditions of membership:
3 items per library card
3-week loan period
Items may be renewed
Items may only be borrowed and returned during operating hours