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.

Diamond Valley Library

Open Today

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Diamond Valley Library features a large community garden and Garden Maker Space. We are proud to be the only public library that is a member of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. We run a lot of gardening skills programs for members of all ages, and we incorporate gardening into our Storytimes and STEM activities. We also offer an active seed library where community members can take seeds to grow in their own garden, and then bring in their propagated seeds to share with others.

We love animals — Diamond Valley Library was the first library in Victoria to launch a Reading Dogs program, which promotes children’s literacy by having children read aloud to dogs. Dogs make a fantastic audience for readers, as they are non-judgemental, and don’t know when you make a mistake. Our resident guinea pig, Oreo, lives in the children’s section of the library and is very popular with members of all ages. We’ve also had lots of visiting animals over the years, including some local alpacas for a special reading of Alpacas with Maracas during National Simultaneous Storytime.

In 2021 the library had a major upgrade including a new glass roof. Other features include a parents’ room, fully accessible gender-neutral toilets, a new community room, meeting pods, tech pods, and an outdoor deck that allows library users to work or lounge in the beautiful garden. There is also a co-working zone, for entrepreneurs and micro-businesses, with space for training, workshops, and to brainstorm.

Opening Hours

All Yarra Plenty Regional Library branches and services will be closed Friday 24 September for the AFL Grand Final public holiday.

Sunday

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Monday

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Tuesday

9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Wednesday

9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Thursday

9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Friday

9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Today

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Accessible

24/7 Book Return Chute

Free Wi-Fi

Clubs

Doggy Tales

Storytimes

Meeting Room

Tech Pod

Meeting Pod

Community Room

This is a Nillumbik Shire Library

Yarra Plenty Regional Library is pleased to recognise that this library is funded by the Nillumbik Shire Council for all local residents and Victorians to enjoy.

Have your say on the proposed location for the Eltham Area Community Hospital

Nillumbik Shire Council is asking the local community to share its views on the Victorian Government’s proposed location for the Eltham Area Community Hospital.

The government has identified Council-owned land at Civic Drive Greensborough — next to the Shire Offices and Diamond Valley Library — as its preferred location.

Council is seeking community feedback to help come to a decision on whether to sell the land or not.

Have your say at Participate Nillumbik, until 11:59 PM, Sunday 26 September.

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