Business Tools

Attention entrepreneurs, start-up dreamers, artistic hobbyists and small business owners. Did you know that Yarra Plenty Regional Library has a wealth of resources to help build your biz?

Best of all? It’s all free.
So why not join YPRL and kickstart your business today!

It's YouTube for business skills! has over 3000 courses to teach you accounting, web design, Adobe Creative Suite, marketing and more.

Choice Magazine 

Make informed choices when shopping for your business. Choice Magazine offers unbiased product reviews, comparisons and consumer reports.

Business Books

Borrow from our extensive collection of business books. Start here with this list of Business Minded books to get your start-up going.

Working in the Gig Economy


Reading not your thing? Borrow an audiobook today – including these Business books to listen to.

The $100 Startup

Free PC & Wifi usage at our branches

Each YPRL branch offers free PCs and wifi usage, plus a buzzing environment in which to work. Find your nearest branch here.

Maker Spaces

YPRL’s Maker Spaces feature technology, equipment and workshops in areas such as Craft, Robotics, Design and more. You’ll be surprised by the equipment you can use free of charge – from sewing machines to 3D printing. We even have a drone!

Workshops & events

YPRL offers a wealth of free events as diverse as Digital Photography, Illustrator Basics and Mandarin language learning. Across Summer 2019 we are also presenting Business Minded workshops.

Business News

For more information about business events and opportunities in the Yarra Plenty region, sign up to the following business newsletters:

Banyule Business eNews

Nillumbik Business eNews

Whittlesea Business eNews

Business Minded

Got a side hustle? A great idea for a business? Perhaps you're looking to monetise your hobby. These books will ignite your business thinking and help you avoid common pitfalls.

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