YPRL will re-open for a Click & Collect holds service from 1 June. Find out more.
Ivanhoe Library will not re-open at this time. Find out more.
YPRL is still offering the same great customer service, support and of course books during our closure.
- Digital library of ebooks, audiobooks, digital magazines
- TV and movie streaming services
- Storytimes and other live events
- Tech help and customer service
- Homework help and research assistance
- Caring calls to seniors
- Resources to ensure you remain safe, healthy and fulfilled during the global pandemic.
All free with your library membership! Not a member? Join instantly online now.
Got a question? Ask via email here or call 03 9408 7888, leave a voicemail and we'll call you back.
Services and Programs
Ask A Librarian
Our library staff are here to help. Need a book recommendation, forgotten your YPRL password, confused about how to stream films, or need info about local services? Ask us!
Book Valet is a free service where our librarians curate you a personalised reading (or watching!) list.
All you need to do is fill in a short survey about your book and/or film tastes and we'll get to work! Access Book Valet.
Libraries are a place of refuge for many vulnerable and elderly community members, and we know many people will be missing their regular contact with our librarians and other members of the community.
While our branches are closed, our librarians are calling all YPRL members aged 70 or over (that's over 5,500 people!) to have a chat, connect them with essential services and offer any technical assistance that they might need.
Family and Local History Help
Is it time to look back at your family tree, or find out more about your local area? Our team of genealogy and local history specialists will be on hand to help. Request Family and Local History Help.
Homework Help & Pet Tales
As many kids start Term 2 schooling from home our teacher-librarians will be available for one-on-one homework help sessions to assist in their transition to at-home-learning. Learn more about Homework Help.
We also have eager dogs, cats and birds ready for your child to practice reading with. Book a 10 minute reading aloud session in Pet Tales.
Let Me Research That
Social distancing doesn’t mean you have to be unproductive! Our librarians are still on hand to assist you with your research or help you find the information you are looking for. Submit a research request.
Print & Post
Got a device you can't seem to get working or an app that won't do what it's supposed to? Got a question about online services or need help navigating the web? YPRL's technical wizards and digital mentors are available to work through the problem with you in real time.
Call Tech Help on 03 9408 7888, leave a voicemail and we’ll call you back to help. Find out more about the Tech Helpline.
We've taken our Storytimes online! Every weekday morning we're broadcasting virtual Storytimes on Facebook with the familiar faces from YPRL branches.
- 10.00am - Baby Storytime
- 10.30am - Toddler Storytime
- 11.00am - Preschool Storytime
- 6.00pm - Bedtime Storytime (Monday, Wednesday, Friday only)
Let us help you transition to ebooks and audiobooks with these reading recommendations.
Spotlight On: Digital Resources
eLibrary for Kids
Access these online 24/7! FREE anytime, anywhere. If your kids are online, why not make it sneakily educational? Some even have a handy app!