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.


While our branches are closed:

  • Current loans have been extended to Monday 14 September or later.
  • Allocated reservations have been extended to Monday 14 September or later.
  • No overdue fines will accrue.
  • Library return chutes will be closed from Monday 27 July.
  • Our Digital Library is always open and features a wide range of resources including eBooks, audiobooks, films, games and educational activities.
  • Our Facebook page features our online events program which includes our special events along with regular favourites like Rhyme Time and Storytime.

Click and Collect

Due to the current restrictions that are in place for metropolitan Melbourne, Darebin Libraries' Click and Collect service has been suspended, until further notice. 


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 to 5pm).

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

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?
While our libraries remain closed to the public, we are now offering our special events and lots of our regular events online. 

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

How can I return my items? 
Sorry, the return chutes at all libraries will be closed from Monday 27 July, so we ask you to please hold on to your loans, until further notice.  

Can I reserve an item? 
Reservations are currently unavailable.

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 online events.