Are you missing your saucy book covers on Overdrive?

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 13:08

There have been some changes to our Overdrive service recently.

One new feature allows you to turn adult covers on and off in your settings.

From this:

To this:

And back again if you wish.

Have you discovered Trove?

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:11

If you are new to local and family history – it is your “must know” resource focusing on Australia and Australians. Trove is a free search engine managed by the National Library of Australia (NLA).  Trove searches the print catalogues of libraries around Australia but also sound and music files, digitised newspaper collections, pictures including contemporary and historical images, maps and archived websites, diaries, letters and archives, people and organisations and lists created by Trove users.

NEW at the e-Library

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 17:20


If you're into music downloading through the e-Library you may have already discovered this fabulous development... You can now stream music.

Exhibition recalls the Shire and City of Heidelberg

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 16:52

When the new brick court house in Jika Street, Heidelberg opened its doors in 1901, the Shire of Heidelberg had existed for 30 years. The Shire progressed so remarkably over the next 30 years that it was conferred with the status of a City.

The old court house is now the Museum of the Heidelberg Historical Society, which is currently featuring an exhibition celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the proclamation of the City of Heidelberg.

Zinio Title of the Month - Australian Handyman

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:58

Every issue of this magazine is packed full of step-by-step projects that turn the ordinary into extraordinary. Australian Handyman gives you great tips on how to improve both your outdoor and indoor areas, as well as showcasing trends and projects that will beautify your home, save you money and at the same time give your home that unique feel of being ‘Your Home’.


Commonwealth Games – Glasgow July 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 17:53

The Commonwealth Games are a thrilling festival of sport, bringing together athletes from around the world. Held every four years, they celebrate the best that the Commonwealth has to offer. But how did they get their start, and how are they organized? Who have been the star performers, and what can we expect at the 2014 Games in Glasgow? Read this eBook to find out all about the Commonwealth Games.

Lalor Library to Undergo $1 million Upgrade

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 17:05

Lalor Library is undergoing a $1 million upgrade. While the upgrade takes place the library will be closed to the public from:

To Kill A Mockingbird is now available as an eBook and downloadable audio!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 17:40

In a rare public statement released through her publisher, HarperCollins, Lee said: "I'm still old-fashioned. I love dusty old books and libraries. I am amazed and humbled that Mockingbird has survived this long. This is Mockingbird for a new generation."

First published in July 1960, Mockingbird has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and that total is climbing by more than 1 million copies a year, according to HarperCollins.

Trove in July

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 16:52
The National Library of Australia is pleased to announce that the following newspapers, digitised by the National Library through the Australian Newspaper Plan program, have been recently added to  Digitised newspapers and more on Trove.

Booklovers Festival - Don't forget eBooks!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 18:31

Yarra Plenty Regional Library proudly presents The Sixth Annual Booklovers' Festival

Wednesday 2 July to Wednesday 30 July

These exciting events will be held in Yarra Plenty Regional Library branches.

Celebrate new beginnings. Hear stories of sea changes,immigration, starting over, new approaches, new ways of thinking,historic discoveries, adaptations, and famous beginnings.