YPRL branches have now reopened to those who can provide proof of double vaccination. Please note that branches will close at 7.00pm Monday - Thursday (with Whittlesea and Diamond Valley to close earlier on some days).

The Mobile Library has now returned to its normal timetable, route, and services.

Please note that, due to Government mandates, proof of double vaccination will be a requirement of entry to the library from 8 November.

Currently available services with proof of double vaccination: virtual programs, eLibrary collection, browse the collection, limited opening hours, computer access, self-service printing and scanning, Click & Collect, WiFi.

Currently available services for partial or unvaccinated patrons: Click & Collect, Print & Collect, virtual programs, eLibrary collection, Family Fun Bundles.

Please pick up your Click & Collect items from the study room, entry off Ibbotson Street.



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


1:00 PM – 5:00 PM


9:00 AM – 7:00 PM


9:00 AM – 7:00 PM


9:00 AM – 7:00 PM


9:00 AM – 7:00 PM


9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


10:00 AM – 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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