Benefits of Joining

There are half a million reasons to join the Library, and they're all on our shelves.

If you live, work, learn or play in Victoria, Australia then you can join up.

Yarra Plenty Regional Library extends across the Cities of Banyule and Whittlesea, and the Shire of Nillumbik.

Membership is free. You can join the library at any of our eight branches, our mobile library, or by filling out our online membership form. You can use your library card at any of our libraries and the mobile library service.

If you apply for your card in person you’ll get it right away, rather than waiting for it to arrive in the mail.  Please bring some form of identification, such as a driver’s licence, rate notice, telephone account, or anything else that shows your name and current address.

If you are just visiting the area or don't have any proof of your current address you can get a PC-only membership, which will give you access to the library's computers and wireless network. You cannot borrow items with this type of membership, but you are welcome to enjoy the collections while in the library. 

There is no minimum age to join, but if you are under 18 your card will require the signature of a parent or guardian (they’ll need to bring ID.)  Please download this application form, fill it out, and bring it to the library. Your parent or guardian will need to come too.

Some of the many benefits you’ll enjoy include:

  • Borrowing up to 30 items for 3 weeks at a time
  • Having holds from other Yarra Plenty library locations sent to your local library
  • Renewing of items conveniently online
  • Use of our online catalogue for quick and efficient searches
  • Using PCs at the library
  • Getting online easily and for free at our WiFi hotspots

If you are already a member and you think your library card has been lost or stolen, please see our replacement page.