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.

Maker Spaces

YPRL’s Maker Spaces present opportunities to create, connect, collaborate and learn in a fun and supported environment. They have been designed to empower our diverse communities to participate in creative and entrepreneurial activities and learning opportunities.

Hands-on Learning and Creativity

Generally speaking, a maker space is “a place in which people with shared interests can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge”. YPRL’s Maker Spaces present members with opportunities to create, connect, collaborate, and learn in a fun and supported environment. Well-appointed with specialist resources and equipment, our Maker Spaces facilitate hands-on learning and encourage creativity.

YPRL currently offers six different Maker Spaces across our library branches and two portable maker spaces that travel between locations. Below is a description of each Maker Space, with information about what you can do and make at each one.

Information on the sessions, workshops and events run by the Maker Space teams can be found under the events listings on the website, or by speaking to one of the relevant library’s friendly staff. Some events may require bookings.

Use the links below to explore our Maker Spaces.

Resources and Guides for Small Business

If you’ve always wanted to be creative but aren’t sure where to start, or you’ve got a side hustle you’d like to take to the next level, we have a great range of resources and guides to support you on your way. Explore books and resources from our collection, or dive directly into learning via LinkedIn Learning. We have also put together some helpful guides to help you turn your side hustle into a career.

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