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.
In the Good Books
In the Good Books is YPRL's book recommendation podcast
The art of recommending the right book is a tricky one.
Can our team of librarians, along with guest authors and other literary and bookish figures, come up with a perfect TBR list for even the fussiest of readers?
Our team takes a survey filled in by a YPRL member and discusses how they selected just the right books to suit each reader and their tastes. Selecting items from our vast collection including classics, hidden gems and new releases, staff members Lefa Singleton Norton, Sarah Schmidt, and Patrick Jovaras are ready to tackle reader conundrums of any kind.
Each episode is accompanied by a reading list of all the books discussed.
Our Book Valet program is free for all YPRL members! Just get in touch with us, and within the week one of our librarians will email you at least three book recommendations based on the information you've provided.
If you'd like to have our team on In the Good Books use your survey in an episode of the podcast, just indicate you are happy to have your survey used for other purposes.