Free Resources, Free of Financial Worries!

YPRL Staff

19 May, 2023

Looking for ways to ease financial pressure? 


Unlock savings and resources at Yarra Plenty Regional Library! 

YPRL is a welcoming and free-to-use library that offers a wealth of resources and services to the community and it's free to become a member. 

Completely Free Borrowing!

No need to buy books and magazines, borrow them from YPRL!

With a huge physical collection spread across our 9 branches, there's no shortage of general fiction, non-fiction and more that is sure to delight! Online reading, such as eBooks and eAudiobooks are available through the Libby and BorrowBox app, you can enjoy a wide range of reading materials without spending a dollar. YPRL also offers an extensive collection of eMagazines accessible through both apps. 

Drop the Endless Subscriptions

Access films and TV series for free: enjoy free access to films and TV series with your YPRL membership through Kanopy. Kanopy offers a wide range of foreign films, new Indie releases, documentaries and more!

If you prefer physical copies, YPRL also has a collection of DVD movies and TV series available for borrowing, and in multiple different language collections across our branches!

Free Access to Computers and Newspapers

Read newspapers and use computers: Stay informed by accessing newspapers through YPRL, including The Age, Herald Sun, The Australian, Koori Mail, and Financial Review.

You can read them at the library or some of them online for free, such as The Age, as well as free access to The New York Times.

YPRL also provides public computers with free internet access, and you can book a Tech Help session for IT-related assistance. Find out how to book a tech help session at any of our branches by having a look at this blog: Tech Help with YPRL. 

Free Learning Courses!

You can enrich your learning: Check out LinkedIn Learning, it's an online learning site with over 16,000 courses delivered by expert instructors.  

But it doesn't stop there! Immerse yourself in other free online courses through YPRL such as:

LOTE 4 Kids - allow your children to explore the magic of discovering stories in a language other than English.

Free resources for those learning English as a second language: Learn English online with AMES, Road to IELTS, and Clear Pronunciation.

And for those wanting to access free language learning online; Transparent Languages Online (Byki), is an amazing place to get started!


Free Fun with Free Events!

Attend events for all ages: YPRL offers a diverse range of events for all ages, from babies to seniors.

Creative workshops, family fun activities, healthy living programs, and small business support are just some of the events you can enjoy at YPRL!

Explore our Events page, or call your local branch to see what they have up-and-coming!

Past the due date? No troubles.

Fine-Free Library: YPRL is proudly a fine-free library, which means you won't be charged overdue fines. You can borrow materials without the worry of accruing fines (though fees for damaged or lost items may still apply!)

Yarra Plenty Regional Library is a valuable resource that can help you save money and ease financial pressures.

With free access to books, magazines, films, newspapers, computers, and events for all ages, YPRL offers a wide range of services that can enrich your life without breaking the bank.

Visit or call YPRL today and ask us how to use all the resources and benefits YPRL has to offer. Find a branch near you and happy exploring! 

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