Thomastown and Whittlesea Libraries are now only open for Click & Collect services. Please see location pages for opening hours.
All our other branches now close by 7.00pm Monday – Thursday. Please be aware that further changes to opening hours may occur at short notice.
Masks are mandatory in the library for anyone over the age of 8, unless an exemption applies.
Anyone over 18 entering a YPRL branch will also need to show proof of double vaccination.
Density limits apply.
Please note that all branches and services will be closed on Wednesday 26 January 2022 for the Australia Day public holiday.
Encouraging creative minds to thrive
Responding to community interest, YPRL programs and services support the development, production and presentation of creative work within safe and welcoming environments.
Access to technology, spaces, events and resources promotes community skill development, learning, connection, collaboration and wellbeing.
YPRL hosts a dynamic range of creative programs, including:
Maker Spaces Featuring well-appointed specialist resources and equipment, Maker Spaces facilitate hands-on learning, empowering our diverse communities to create, connect and collaborate. Maker Space kits are also available to members wishing to complete projects at home. YPRL Maker Spaces include Textiles & Craft, Brain Health, Gardening, Writing & Publishing, Science & Technology and Design.
Maker Month An annual celebration of community creativity, Maker Month offers artists, creative practitioners, start-ups and small businesses a range of learning and skill development opportunities to inspire engagement, skill development, idea exploration and endeavours. Maker Markets also offer opportunities to showcase and sell creative works to new audiences.
Booklovers Festival The annual YPRL Booklovers Festival offers members an opportunity to discover local authors, meet like-minded people and explore creativity whilst having fun. Featuring author talks and workshops, our festival is attended by writers, readers, and the curious-minded alike. Regular author talks also inspire discovery, engagement, learning and community connection.
Book Clubs Encouraging members to connect and explore the world through diverse perspectives, YPRL Book Clubs offer a great range of current titles. Book Clubs are initially supported by a YPRL staff member, operating independently at a location of choice once established.
Learn more about your fellow local creators, explore books and resources from our collection, or launch yourself directly into learning via LinkedIn Learning.