Library Service Updates

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To support community health and limit the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19), Fairfield, Northcote, Preston and Reservoir libraries are currently closed.

In line with the Victorian Government’s roadmap to reopening, we are excited to announce that Darebin Libraries Click and Collect service has returned. To find out more please visit our 
Click and Collect webpage.

While our libraries are closed:

  • We have extended the due dates on all loans into late October and no fines will accrue during this time.
  • The return chutes are open 24/7 at all library branches.
  • Our digital library is always open and features a wide range of resources including eBooks, audiobooks, films, language learning, homework help and more.
  • Our virtual events program is jam packed with regular favourites like Rhyme Time and Storytime, plus a host of special events including author talks, workshops and school holiday activities for kids – details on our Eventbrite page.
  • If you have a question or need help to get started with our digital library call us on 
    1300 655 355, Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm. 

More information

We will continue to review our services and look forward to announcing what may change in line with further easing of restrictions.

For updates, please find us on Facebook and keep an eye on this page. Or, if you need to contact us, send us a request or give us a call on 1300 655 355, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

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

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

Now is the time to look after ourselves and each other as we work together to promote good health and lessen the impact of coronavirus. Though we’re apart, we will get through this together.

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When will you reopen?
Our libraries remain closed to the public as mandated by the Victorian Government. For updates, please find us on Facebook or check our website. 

Are there fines at the moment?
No overdue fines will accrue at this time.

How can I return my items? 
The return chutes at all libraries are now open 24/7. 

Can I reserve an item? 
Reservations are now available through the library catalogue. 

Are meeting rooms available?
Meeting rooms are currently unavailable due to the temporary closure of the libraries. For updates, please find us on Facebook or check our website. 

When will library programs, like Storytime and Rhyme Time, resume?
In-person events, including children's programs, Conversation Café and author talks will continue to be delivered online only until further notice. Click here for more information about our regular programs or visit Eventbrite for special event information.