A-Z eLibrary




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Australian Bureau of Statistics eLibrary

Access statistical data from the most recent census including census maps. Most publications are available for free, and will download in PDF format. Locate the publication of interest and click download - the file should automatically begin downloading in PDF format to your computer. Please note that some files may be large and may take some time to download.

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Australian Drug Foundation

ADF is as a resource for those seeking to research information around alcohol and other drugs – for example someone may want to understand the effects of methamphetamine or the newish-kid-on-the-block mephedrone; someone might want to investigate the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy in addressing cannabis dependence; or they may be interested in understanding the impact of exposure to alcohol advertising on children. It includes links to scholarly articles as well as some other material, and is best for those library users who are wanting to do more in depth study.

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Beamafilm Movies Library Card Required.

Beamafilm brings quality documentaries and indie features to 'thinking' digital audiences around the world with a focus on Australian stories. Also available to Murrindindi Shire Borrowers

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Better Health Channel eLibrary Mobile Apps

The Better Health Channel is a government website that provides health and medical information to help individuals and their communities improve their health and wellbeing.

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Birds in Backyards New!

Birds in Backyards is a research, education and conservation program of BirdLife Australia focused on the birds that live where people live. Get involved by becoming a member and taking part in our online surveys. Learn how you can create bird-friendly spaces in your garden and local community. Find out more about Australian birds and their habitats.

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British Newspapers Archive Family History e-Resources Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

Millions of pages of historical newspapers from the United Kingdom and Ireland are continually being added here.  Search articles by keyword, name, location, date or title. Please note: Researchers are asked to register  with an email address and password when using the BNA, and to sign in when they access the database each time. You will be able to save personal searches, bookmark articles and more. Login to access these at each visit and go to the "my research" tab.

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Chinese Magazines Magazines & Journals Library Card Required.

View Simplified and Traditional Chinese magazines online from China. Select the Chinese magazines of interest to read online or download articles. For help consult the quick start guide in Chinese or English. 中文杂志 – 在线阅读来自中国的简体和繁体中文杂志. 选择您感兴趣的中文杂志在线阅读或下载其中的文章. 单击杂志的封面, 该杂志会出现在新的网页上. 上面有两个按钮: “在线阅读” 和 “下载”. 如果下载按钮处于不工作状态, 这本杂志不可以整本下载. 如需帮助请参阅中文英文简明指南

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Chinese Newspapers Newspapers Library Card Required.

View Simplified and Traditional Chinese newspapers online from China. Select the Chinese newspapers of interest to read online or download articles. New Chinese Newspapers are updated daily. For help consult the quick start guide in Chinese or English. 中文报纸 – 在线阅读来自中国的简体和繁体中文报纸. 选择您感兴趣的中文报纸在线阅读或下载其中的文章. 单击报纸的封面, 该报纸会出现在新的网页上. 上面有两个按钮: “在线阅读” 和 “下载”. 如果下载按钮处于不工作状态, 这本报纸不可以整份下载. 新出版的中文报纸每天更新. 如需帮助请参阅中文英文简明指南

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Choice Magazine Magazines & Journals Library Card Required.

CHOICE Magazine helps community members by delivering expert, unbiased information you can trust on products and services (eg. latest and greatest TV, phone, washing machine, solar panels and more).

Back issues of CHOICE magazine are available. To access back issues on your desktop or laptop computer, open the most recent issue of a magazine and select the All Issues menu item in the right column to see all available issues. To access back issues on your mobile device, open the most recent issue of a magazine and select the All Issues menu item from the menu in the top left corner to see all available issues.

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CodeCombat is a platform for students to learn computer science while playing through a real game.

Our courses have been specifically play tested to excel in the classroom, even by teachers with little to no prior programming experience.

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Learn from renowned professors, watch high quality lectures online, achieve mastery via interactive assignments, and collaborate with a global community of students.

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Cybersafety Mobile Apps

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner provides children, parents and teachers with information and resources to help children and young people stay safe online. Australian children under the age of 18 who have experienced serious cyberbullying can report the material to the Office. Specific information about the complaints process is available on the Office’s website.

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Department of Health & Human Services

The Department of Health & Human Services is a government department responsible for health, ambulance services, families and children, youth affairs, public housing, disability, ageing, mental health and sport policy in the state of Victoria, Australia.

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Digital Age – Library Edition Newspapers Library Card Required.

The Library Edition is an archive of true to print digital copies of The Age newspapers from 2006. This collection enables users to find articles, photographs, advertisements, classified or cartoons just as they were printed. Issues can be viewed on computer or tablet and are delivered via a standard web browser (without plug ins).

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EdX was created for students and institutions that seek to transform themselves through cutting-edge technologies, innovative pedagogy, and rigorous courses.

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eSafetyWomen is designed to empower Australian women to take control of their online experiences. The eSafetyWomen resources aim to help women manage technology risks and abuse by giving women the tools they need to be confident when online.

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Everyday Law

Need legal help?

Everyday Law provides easy-to understand legal information in one spot, from understanding the legal aspects of buying, selling or building a property to all you need to know about fines.

It is a good place to start to solve your legal problems and find free or low-cost legal advice in Victoria. Some of the areas covered by the site include:

  • Fence laws provides information on the law if you want to build a new fence or repair an old one. It includes who pays for a fence and resolving fencing disputes.
  • Disputes with neighbours provides information if you have a disagreement with your neighbour and helps you understand your rights and responsibilities. It includes information on personal safety intervention orders and where to get help.
  • Trees provides legal information about cutting branches or removing roots, protected trees, clearing native vegetation and resolving disputes with neighbours.
  • Noise complaints provides legal information if you are being affected by loud noise in your neighbourhood. It includes information on residential noise restrictions, music venues and noise, and where to get help.
  • Making or challenging a Will provides information on how to make a valid will or how to challenge a will.
  • Family relationships provides information on marriage, separation and divorce in Victoria. It includes links to websites to help you navigate family law.
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FamilySearch Family History e-Resources

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world.  Millions of people use this free website to access records, resources and services to learn more about their family history.  The historical records collection spans billions of names across hundreds of international collections including birth, marriage, death, probate, learn, military and more.  An enhanced search feature allows searches by location, event, collection and parents.  Access user submitted genealogies, the catalogue includes billions of records on microfilm which are progressively being digitised and indexed.  Family History Books includes over 80,000 digitised family history publications.  A Research Wiki, Research course, discussion forums and online assistance can also be accessed here.

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findmypast.com.au Family History e-Resources

Discover billions of historical records from around the world, covering Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the United States. Records for your research in Victoria include electoral rolls (name or address search), birth, death and marriage indexes, Petty Session registers, Victoria Police Gazette, Passenger lists and more.

Access the Library Edition via any of Yarra Plenty Regional Library’s public computers or through our free Wi-Fi.  Please note we have a limited seat licence.  If you are unable to gain access, wait 15 minutes and try again.

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Fitzroy Law Handbook

Established in the basement of the Fitzroy Town Hall, the Fitzroy legal service opened its doors in 1972.  The Fitzroy Law handbook now online covers a wide range of topics made easy to understand.  Celebrating its 40th edition in 2018

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Flora of Victoria Encyclopedias

A new online guide removes the guesswork when it comes to identifying flora. The Royal Botanical Gardens Victoria have published the world's first online "horticultural flora" a compendium of information on the 8700 different types of plants being cultivated in south-eastern Australia. The guide provides plant profiles and identification tools for many of the cultivars of every plant - native and exotic - growing in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, NSW and south-eastern QLD. It includes descriptions of the plants, their origin and general history, and contains illustrations that highlight a plants identifying features. There are also botanical keys to follow a sequence of identification steps and the names of parks and gardens where you can see them growing. Encyclopedic in approach , the online flora digitises the information in the five-volume, 2700 page Horticultural flora of Southeastern Australia. 

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Freegal Mobile Apps Music Library Card Required.

Stream or download all the best pop music, including the top 4 albums in the world right now. Freegal’s database contains 7 million tracks from over 28,000 record labels from all over the world including Australia. All free, all legal. 5 Downloads per person, per week, UNLIMITED (24/7) streaming! The website has recently been updated and there's a new app. Check it out!

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goodreads Books & Reading

Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations. See what your friends are reading, organise what you've read, list your favourite books, discuss literature, form groups, and connect with other readers.

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Historic Homes Family History e-Resources

PROV holds a wide variety of records for researching buildings and properties in Victoria. Are you embarking on renovations and want to pay respect to your home’s heritage? Maybe you’re just keen to find out who built the house or who lived there long before you did? This research guide, developed in collaboration with Ballarat City Council, provides an introduction to what government records can reveal when trying to discover the hidden history of a home.

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Home Care: A Guide to your consumer rights

Following a change in the way funding is organised for home aged care, called consumer directed care, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has developed this educational resource aimed to help older Australian's understand their consumer rights when receiving home care. 

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IMDB Movies

IMDB is a free online movie database including reviews, ratings and recommendations.

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Inside a Dog Books & Reading

Inside a Dog is to be a virtual home for Australia’s bookish teens. It is a bright, fresh place for sharing reviews, creative writing, book news and more.There are lots of spaces where book lovers of all ages can come together to share their love of YA, but few which are for the ‘young adults’ the category is all about. This is part of the reason only 12-18 year olds can be registered users of this site. But adults can still read all published content on the site, keep up with Inky Awards information  and general news, but you won’t be able to write content, comment or enter our competitions. 

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Instructables is a site that lets you explore, document and share your creations. Browse through thousands of creations and learn how to build and make almost anything.

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Job Guide Online eLibrary

Job Guide is written mainly for students.  It provides information about a wide range of occupations and the education and training pathways that lead to them. It also includes useful information on the job search process, provides details of available government assistance and suggests where to go for further information.

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Justice Connect

Assists in connecting those who cannot afford a legal practitioner by linking them to online resources, both specialist and generalist services.  Browse or search for self-representation, not-for-profit, Seniors, Homeless, Public Interest and Domestic Building.

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KHAN Academy eLibrary

The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone.

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Law Handbook eLibrary

The Handbook is fully searchable, contains thorough legislation and case indexes, contact information for relevant legal services, and helpful pop-up definitions of legal terms.  Contents Page links introduce different areas of the law, providing a useful starting point.

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lynda.com Library Card Required.

lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos.

Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals.

These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile.

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Money Smart

MoneySmart by ASIC offers free, independent guidance so you can make most of your money. The site has smart tips on dealing with the ups and downs of life: losing your job, having a baby, divorce or separation, buying a home, losing your partner and many more.


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myDr eLibrary

myDr provides is an Australian online site which provides comprehensive articles and topical items of interest about a wide variety of diseases and conditions, tests and treatments, health and fitness issues, and medications. Search for a health professional in your area using several criteria, including specialty and gender.

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myGov is a fast and simple way to access government services online. A secure myGov account lets you link a range of Australian Government services and access them all in one place.


National Construction Code eLibrary

The National Construction Code contains technical provisions for the design and construction of buildings and other structures. The NCC requires users to complete a registration process before receiving access to the NCC Online website.

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NewsVault Newspaper Package Family History e-Resources Library Card Required.

Explore over 400 years of Gale historical newspapers from the UK and USA of over 10 million pages, fully text searchable, view entire pages or individual articles and save, bookmark, e-mail and print results. Access various collections, including Times Digital Archives via this single search platform or via their individual URLS. Access from home with your library card. Enter your library card number to access from home.

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Open Library Books & Reading eBooks Family History e-Resources

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Yarra Plenty Regional Library is part of this e-lending book program.  There is a growing lending e-library of over 200,000 books, including The Olympic Games, Melbourne, 1956 and Heidelberg : the city of streams, 1834-1934 centenary : its story. After creating an account you can browse or search a title and borrow up to 5 titles for 2 weeks each, either your in-browser or as a PDF or ePub. Titles are mainly from the 20th Century and include fiction and non-fiction books for children through to adults.

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Open2Study delivers free, high-quality education online. You can study subjects with real value, and in just four weeks you can learn something new, explore the next step in your career, challenge yourself or simply satisfy your curiosity. These subjects are provided by leading Australian institutions, and are taught by academics and leading industry professionals who love to teach. All you need is an internet connection and the desire to study.

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OverDrive eAudiobooks eBooks Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

OverDrive is a library of e-books and audiobooks, available for download to your computer or mobile device. (For help consult the Quick Start Guide.) For e-book download instructions click here and for e-audiobook download instructions click here. For Overdrive-compatible e-book devices and platforms click here.

Have a new smartphone or tablet? Great! We've got an app that will let you borrow digital eBooks and audiobooks from your local library--and it's all free. Click Get help with the OverDrive app to get started.

OverDrive's new easy to use app Libby is here! Why not try it today?

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Picture Victoria

Search and access digitized photographs, drawings, artworks and maps from local history societies who have collaborated with public libraries to digitize their collections. The single-point-of-access service provides access to images ranging from the past to present day, and includes both local history and national events. You will find black and white and colour photographs of people, places, buildings and events, as well as drawings, sketches, paintings and maps.

Use this website to:

  • View historical photographs of your city
  • View historic wedding photos, sports team photos and political photos
  • View photos and sketches of buildings and houses

To access some images provided by Yarra Plenty Regional Library use "Advanced Search" and choose one of four options listed in the "search all Library Services" field.

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RBdigital Magazines Magazines & Journals Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

RBdigital Magazines, the world's largest newsstand, offers full-colour digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Your library's collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits. The RBdigital app delivers your favourite titles right to your smartphone or tablet including digital magazines, audiobooks, ebooks, and more. Download now to listen, read, learn, and enjoy!

Formerly known as Zinio for Libraries.  

  • Online reading: Instantly read all current and backlist magazines on desktop and mobile browsers.
  • Mobile apps: Download and read magazines on 95% of today's mobile devices, including Apple App StoreGoogle Play, Amazon Appstore
  • Backlist: Grow your collection and build a digital backlist for anytime checkout and reading.
  • Easy browsing and checkout: Browse your library's collection by newest issue, keyword search, genre and language to find your favourites and to discover new reading interests.
  • Two ways to read: Check out magazines and read them instantly on your desktop or mobile browser — or check out and download magazines through mobile apps.
  • Helpful notifications: Sign up for weekly email reminders about your favourite magazines.
    No limit and permanent checkout: Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish.
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Research Guides

Explore the many research guides at State Library Victoria. There are 70 guides that cover a wide range of research topics. The guides are not restricted to the library's resources but identify the best resources wherever they are located. The guides focus as much as possible on resources that are available online, either through SLV's digitised collections, online subscriptions (available to any registered Victorian resident) and online resources held by other agencies, including public librraies. The guides promote information literacy, and digital information literacy by identifying resources and placing those resources in the context of research tasks.

There are a wide range of family history and history guides but also guides to a varied range of other topics. Of particular note are the guides created to assist VCE students in a number of units.


School Leavers Guide

What's next -  Information and support options for life after school presented by Banyule Nillumbik Local Learning Employment Network.  Includes information about Centrelink, Career information, resumes, finding a job and more.

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State Library Victoria

State Library Victoria membership is free and you can sign up for their card online here.

Members can log in to thousands of online databases, journals, magazines, eBooks and newspapers from around the world.

Library members can also access over two million books, photos, artworks, documents, maps, manuscripts and more when they visit State Library Victoria.

You can enjoy a range of member-only benefits, programs and services by signing up. This video has more about State Library membership benefits.



Tablo is a social self-publishing platform that allows authors to write books that can then be discovered by a large community of readers. The platform is used by authors who want to publish their work and build a following, and also by readers who want to explore and follow emerging authors and books across many genres.
Tablo's author community spans more than 130 countries,and is one of the fastest growing publishing platforms in the world. Authors have written over 100 million words, in more than 25,000 books, across 20 different languages.

Tablo is available on the web, and as an app for mobile devices. The iOS app has publishing, reading, and Communities capability;the Android app is reading only at present.

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Transparent Languages Online (ByKi) eLibrary Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

Transparent Languages Online (ByKi) utilises dozens of fun and engaging learning activities to help you learn up to 99 different languages. Learn on the Go with Transparent Language Mobile. Just follow these simple instructions, and you could be learning in no time!

The latest list of languages are available here.

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Trove Family History e-Resources

Trove is a valuable constantly growing free resource about Australia and Australians. It searches resources from its own holdings and those of other Australian institutions, including hundreds of newspaper titles and magazines, including The Australian Women's Weekly,  journals, books, articles, letters, archives, maps, photos, music, sound, video, archived websites and more.

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Tynker Coding for Kids

Tynker is a creative computing platform where millions of kids have learned to program and built games, apps and more. Tynker offers self-paced online courses for children to learn coding at home, as well as an engaging programming curriculum for schools.

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Victorian Collections

Victorian Collections is a central portal to over 100,000 collection items and cultural treasures held by local history and community groups distributed across Victoria. It includes local collections including Eltham District Historical Society, Greensborough Historical Society and City of Whittlesea

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Victorian Heritage Database

The Victorian Heritage Database is home to the Victorian Heritage Register which lists the State’s most significant heritage places, objects and historic shipwrecks protected under the Heritage Act 1995. It's also home to the Victorian Heritage Inventory which lists all known historical archaeological sites in Victoria.

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Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents

Browse or search the Victorian Law Today link for authorised electronic versions of legislation produced for each new Act that is enacted and each new Statutory Rule that has been made since 2011 in PDF or Word format.   Previous versions of Acts and Rules are available back to 1997.

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Westgarthtown is an historic dairy farming settlement established in 1850 by German and Wendish immigrants. It is located within the residential suburbs of Thomastown and Lalor in the City of Whittlesea and many of Westgarthtown's outstanding bluestone heritage buildings and structures still survive. View their film “Westgarthtown and WW1”.

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Whichbook Books & Reading

A new way to choose what to read. Whichbook enables millions of combinations of factors and then suggests books which most closely match your needs.

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Who Else Writes Like…? Books & Reading

Welcome to the online version of Who Else Writes Like…? which is designed to help anyone who enjoys reading fiction to expand the number of writers they read. It is designed to answer the perennial question “I’ve read all the books by my favourite authors, who shall I read next?”

Simply follow the links to find an author whose books you like, and see which other writers are recommended underneath.

The aim of this website is to encourage readers to try the works of new authors and to open up to them the wealth of good reading that is available in their local public library.

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Wikinorthia eLibrary

WikiNorthia is an online encyclopedia designed to document life in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne. WikiNorthia is an innovative project that encourages people across five local councils with rich cultural histories and diverse communities to get together and tell their stories providing a snapshot of life in the north of Melbourne now as well as the past. The generation and preservation of this information will be of a lasting benefit to the community.

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YPRL Pocket Library Android App Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

Keep a library in your pocket! YPRL Mobile makes it easy to find books, music and movies, see what’s available at your library, place holds and manage your account. Simply tap the Android's 'Menu' button to access the 'My Borrowing' and 'Search' options.

YPRL Pocket Library Apple App Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

Keep a library in your pocket! YPRL Mobile makes it easy to find books, music and movies, see what’s available at your library, place holds and manage your account.

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