Due to the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place, YPRL branches will only open for contactless Click & Collect services until restrictions ease.
Services will open a little later than normal on Monday – Friday, at 9.30am, and close a little later, at 7.00pm, Monday – Thursday (with Whittlesea and Diamond Valley to close earlier on some days).
Unfortunately the Outreach Vehicle will not be operating throughout the lockdown.
The Mobile Library will offer contactless Click & Collect service from 10.00am to 4.00pm, Monday - Friday, from various locations.
Our 24/7 return chutes will remain open and all holds and item due dates have been extended until after restrictions end and users may continue to place holds on the collection.
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 each of our 9 branches.
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 volunteering at least once 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.
To register your interest in volunteering at YPRL, please complete our Expression of Interest Form below, noting your preferred locations and either email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to: