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.
Volunteering for YPRL
Yarra Plenty Regional Library is generously supported by the efforts of over 170 enthusiastic volunteers. We value the diversity, skills and experiences that volunteers bring, and rely on the valuable support of volunteers throughout Banyule, Nillumbik and Whittlesea to add to the vibrancy and spirit of services we provide our communities. Volunteering is a great way to develop skills, meet new people, and be involved in your local community.
Guidelines for Volunteering with Yarra Plenty Regional Library:
In most cases you must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer with us;
We strongly encourage that you commit to at least 6 months volunteering with us, outside of unusual circumstances;
Volunteers are appointed through recruitment and selection processes which include relevant security and screening checks;
It is important that you understand and acknowledge that volunteering for YPRL is not a path to employment;
You must be committed to our organisational values and genuinely want to extend and enhance our library services.
Do you want to be part of an innovative, progressive and effective library service? Yarra Plenty Regional Library is seeking volunteers who possess a confident and friendly nature, good communication skills and an appreciation of our diverse communities to be ‘Branch Greeters’ in our newly renovated Ivanhoe and Diamond Valley Libraries.
You will be someone who genuinely enjoys interacting and helping people from diverse backgrounds.
You will possess a confident and friendly nature, good communication skills, appreciation of our diverse communities and ability to work and relate with people of all ages and backgrounds.
In addition, you will genuinely enjoy interacting and helping people from diverse backgrounds and be able to commit to at least one 3 hours shift per fortnight.
So, if you’re someone who would like to build connections in the community, gain skills and have the satisfaction that you are making a difference and contributing to the wider community please apply now!
Please note: All volunteers at YPRL are required to undergo our recruitment and selection process which includes relevant security and screening checks and be at least 18 years of age.