Library Service Updates

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Service Update - Monday 23 August

Click and Collect is now open 10am-5pm on weekdays

We have extended the opening hours of Click and Collect  to weekday mornings. We are now open for Click and Collect 10am-5pm Monday to Friday and 10am-4pm on Saturdays.  

Service Update - Friday 13 August

Click and Collect returns on Friday 13 August! 

Click and Collect  returns on Friday 13 August! You can now borrow physical library items through our contactless Click and Collect service, which will be available until restrictions ease.

Our return chutes are now open 24/7. All current physical loans have been extended until after restrictions ease, so please continue to enjoy these items for the duration of lockdown.

If you don’t use Click and Collect to pick up your current reservations, we’ll hold them for an additional 10 days beyond the lockdown.

Service Update - Thursday 5 August

Darebin Libraries are currently closed 

Darebin Libraries branches will be closed for the duration of the Victorian snap lockdown due to Coronavirus. We will reopen branches when it is safe to do so, pending advice from the State Government.

Items awaiting collection will be held for an additional 10 days beyond the lockdown.

While our branches are closed, you can access our digital library from home. Here you will find eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics, digital magazines and newspapers, film streaming and more. Or, you can access these resources with the Darebin Libraries app. For assistance with the digital library or app, please call 1300 655 355, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm or send us a message.

Our online events, like Conversation Café, Storytime and Rhyme Time, will continue, however in-person events have been cancelled or postponed.

Please take care and we look forward to being able to welcome you back into our branches when it’s safe to do so. You can visit our website or facebook page for updates.

Service Update - Wednesday 28 July

Northcote Library repairs: temporary change to entrance

Works have started on the repair of the front of Northcote Library. They are expected to take four more weeks. During this time, the entrance to the library will be located on the east side of the building, near Your Community Health. Please follow the signs.

The after-hours return chute will also be located on that side of the building, near the temporary entrance.

We aim to keep noise to a minimum, but due to the nature of these building works, we encourage those who need a quieter space to work or study to visit one of our 
other three libraries.


Service Update - Wednesday 30 June 2021

Overdue fines have returned 

We care about how this decision may impact our community, and while overdue fines are back for now, we won’t stop our members from borrowing if they have money owing from overdue fines. However, we do encourage you to make payments on money owing, as this will reduce what you owe in the future. Any amount can be paid and if you are experiencing financial difficulty, please let us know so we can discuss your options. We also always encourage you to bring your books back on time. More info.


Need more information? 

If you need to contact us, please call 1300 655 355, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. You can also
 send us a message through our website or message us through our Facebook page.

Visit Darebin City Council website for information about other Council services.

To find out more about COVID-19, please visit the DHHS website


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Are there fines at the moment?
Overdue fines have returned. Existing fines will not prevent you from borrowing. Lost and damaged items will still be charged to your library account, however at this time, an outstanding charge will not prevent you from borrowing. More info here.

How can I return my items? 
Returns are available 24/7. During opening hours returns are accepted inside our libraries, once we are closed returns will be via our after-hours return chutes. 


Can I reserve an item? 
Reservations are available through the library catalogue. Log in with your library membership number and 6 digit PIN. 


Are meeting rooms available?
Meeting rooms are not available as our libraries are closed to the public.  


When will library programs, like Storytime and Rhyme Time, resume?

While we won’t return to face-to-face events, Storytime and Rhyme Time right away, you can still enjoy them online. Please check out our Facebook page to watch these videos (and enjoy our older recordings too). Please visit our Eventbrite page for details of all our other online events and to make bookings.