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Libraries

Our library services are operated by Yarra Plenty Regional Library (YPRL) and are free to all residents of Victoria. Our libraries provide space and resources to help entertain and inform you. With nine branches across the local government areas of Banyule, Nillumbik, and Whittlesea, as well as a Mobile Library, YPRL services a location near you. If you’re looking for a space to study, catch up with a friend, or just need to stay out of the weather for a few hours, you’ll find one at the library!

The City of Whittlesea library service currently includes one destination library (Mill Park), three branch libraries (Lalor, Thomastown, Whittlesea), one mini-branch library (Mernda), two hub libraries (Galada Community Centre, Epping and Olivine Place, Donnybrook) and a mobile library bus service. A library hub will be established in the Kirrip Community Centre, Wollert in 2024.

Lalor Library

2A May Road, Lalor

Lalor Library is a welcoming community hub conveniently located in the centre of the Lalor Shopping Precinct. A place where the community can browse and borrow from the collection, and access a wide range of services; we also offer titles in our LOTE languages of Greek, Croatian, Serbian, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Vietnamese, Hindi, Punjabi, Arabic, and Chinese.

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Mernda Library

Shop MM3, 16/180 Riverdale Boulevard, Mernda

Mernda Library opened to the public in January 2024 in a purpose-built shopfront at the Mernda Town Centre. Situated just metres from public transport, the convenient location means users can fit a trip to the library around errands such as grocery shopping.

The library contains a wide collection of books and other resources, as well as public computers, free Wi-Fi, seated areas for reading, study or work, and self-checkout.

There is also a 'Click and Collect' service whereby members can order items from the library's catalogue either online or in person and arrange to pick them up from the library.

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Mill Park Library

394 Plenty Road, Mill Park

Iconic Mill Park library opened its doors in 2002 and was the first library in Victoria designed with the concept of a hybrid digital/print library. We offer a range of after school activities, Storytime sessions, and an ever-growing collection of books and resources. Our collection includes local history titles, and a selection of resources available in Chinese, Greek, Italian, Hindi, Punjabi and Maltese languages. We host various library events, an array of social connection groups, a media conversion program and offer regular technology help sessions.

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Thomastown Library

52 Main Street, Thomastown

Located next door to the Thomastown Recreation and Aquatic Centre, you’ll find the Thomastown Library. A large and bright place with a spacious children’s area with a special feature of our library is the public artworks.

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Whittlesea Library

57-61 Laurel Street, Whittlesea

Situated in the Whittlesea Community Activity Centre, the library is like a second home for our members as it provides a lot of heart and a strong country feel.

Learn more about Whittlesea Library

Join the library

You can join the library today, Yarra Plenty Regional Library provides free library membership to any person in Victoria. Can't visit a branch? Fill in our online membership form for instant access to our entire collection.

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