Covid-19 update: As per Victorian Government directions, all Yarra Plenty Regional Library branches are now closed.

Your Library At Home

Your Library At Home

Library Update

Our libraries are currently closed until 14 September. 

As part of the Stage 4 restrictions currently being implemented in metropolitan Melbourne, YPRL will be ceasing our popular Click & Post, Print & Post, and Family Fun Bundle services.

Our returns chutes will also be closed until restrictions ease. All current loans have been extended until 17 September 2020. Remember, YPRL is fine free!

YPRL is still offering the same great customer service, support and extensive elibrary during our closure. Check out our online programs below.

All free with your library membership! Not a member? Join instantly online now.

Contact your local branch

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Online Services and Programs

For Kids

Our School Holiday Program

Join us each Monday evening for Virtual Code Club. Work through an activity with us or get help with a program of your own. Doesn't run during school holidays.

Every Tuesday (excluding School Holidays) at 4pm we run a Science Club activity on our Facebook page.

Wednesdays at 4pm it's LEGO Challenge time on our Facebook page.

YPRL Culture Club

Do you love reading? Do you love films? Do you love discussing books and films with total strangers (that could quickly become your friends!) in a fun and relaxed environment? Are you looking to explore films and books that you normally wouldn't try? If you do then YPRL's Culture Club is for you. Best of all you don't even need to leave your home to participate: the Culture Club is all online and open to everyone. This is the perfect tonic for these iso-times and beyond.

Book Valet

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.

Online Groups

Did you know? Many of our regular groups have moved online.

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.

Print & Post

If you have any essential paperwork that you need printed, we can print it out and post it to you (for free). Full details here.

Family Fun Night Trivia

Join us for on Thursday nights for Family Fun Night Trivia. There'll be a different theme each week. You will need to have access to a computer to participate, a Team name, enough paper for six rounds of trivia and a pen. Have a supply of treats to share and we’re ready to go.

Virtual Storytimes

We've taken our Storytimes online! Every weekday morning we're broadcasting virtual Storytimes on Facebook with the familiar faces from YPRL branches.

Join us on Facebook Monday to Friday:

  • 10.00am - Baby Storytime
  • 10.30am - Toddler Storytime
  • 11.00am - Preschool Storytime
  • 5.30pm - Bedtime Storytime (Monday, Wednesday, Friday only)

See Storytimes event schedule here.

Tech Helpline

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. 

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.

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Activity Guides

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Recommended Reading

Let us help you transition to ebooks and audiobooks with these reading recommendations.

Popular Fiction in e-Audiobook Format

If you love podcasts you'll love e-Audiobooks. Listen on your device when you are getting work done at home. They make doing housework fun!

Book Club Titles

Hey book club lovers, you can access some of the best titles in eBook or eAudio format. Head over to Libby or Borrower Box to get started.

Danielle Steel - ebook way!

This is a collection of Danielle Steel novels. These novels are downloadable. Head over to Libby or Borrower Box to try the ebook way!
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Spotlight On: Digital Resources

Streaming Films for Free

With your YPRL membership, you can access both Beamafilm and Kanopy online.

RB Digital: electronic access to magazines free through YPRL

With RB Digital's easy to use app, missing out on the latest magazines and expensive subscriptions are a thing of the past.

Lynda is here to help!

YPRL members have free access to lynda.com and it's free, easily accessible, and easy to use. The following online tutorials may help.

Story Box Library

An interactive experience! Stories are read aloud by a diverse range of storytellers with varying accents and from different cultures.
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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!

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