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.

Watsonia Library

Open Today

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Watsonia Library is a well-appointed, wheelchair-accessible building with ample parking. Nestled in the heart of Watsonia, we are adjacent to the train station, with local shops and cafes nearby. Upon visiting our library, you’ll first notice a beautiful artwork — Wing of the Waa — adorning the building: one of many public artworks commissioned by the City of Banyule.

The library itself is a bright, modern, open-plan community space flooded with natural light. One side is surrounded by a Japanese-inspired garden, with a community-managed garden on the other. Produce from the garden is shared with our community throughout the year. In the spacious, family-friendly children’s area, you’ll find a cubby house, along with regular Storytime sessions and activities.

Facilities include community space for hire, quiet study areas, a Write & Publish Maker Space, free Wi-Fi and computer access, along with printing, photocopying, and scanning options. Library membership is free, and our collection offers the latest bestsellers, downloadable books and audiobooks, large print titles, DVDs, magazines, and access to a range of eResources.

Watsonia Library provides a familiar and friendly atmosphere to all members of the community, and a social hub for the young and young-at-heart. We invite you to come and experience it for yourself!

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

9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Tuesday

9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Wednesday

9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday

9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

3:00 PM – 7:00 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

This is a Banyule City Library

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

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