Library Services

Eastern Regional Libraries provides a range of useful services to the communities of Maroondah, Knox and the Yarra Ranges. Visit your local library to enjoy:

  • Thousands of books, DVDs, magazines & games to borrow
  • Free computer access for web browsing, email and office purposes
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access for your compatible devices
  • Printing, scanning and photocopying

Your library is free to join online or at your local branch.

Branch services
Joining the library
Full library membership is open to any Victorian resident, provided they supply, on their first visit to the library, proof of identity and a Victorian address.

If you are over 18, you can join online by completing the web membership form. We will post your membership card to your Victorian address within the next week. When you visit your local branch, bring along some proof of identity and you will be able to borrow library items immediately.

Children under 18 will need the signature of a parent or guardian to become library members.

By becoming a library member, you agree to abide by Conditions of Membership.

Existing library members may update their address in person only.

Using your library
For all of our branch services, please visit our Using Your Library page.
Events
What's On
Our What’s On page displays up-to-date information about our latest exciting events across the entire region.

For more information about our current events schedule, please consult our seasonal events guide here.

Events Calendar
To reserve your place at one of our events, please visit our events calendar.
Children's Storytimes
Your library is home to regular storytime events where your child can enjoy stories and rhymes presented by a children’s librarian. These sessions happen frequently and are suitable for children of various ages. Please visit the Storytime page to find out more.
Library newsletter
Eastern Regional Libraries delivers a monthly newsletter filled with news about our latest high-profile events, most popular reads, new online resources, and much more! To subscribe, please click here.
Outreach services
Mobile libraries
Eastern Regional Libraries is proud to operate two Mobile Library services.

The Knox Mobile Library visits many residential aged care facilities, industrial estates, schools, community centres and festivals in the Knox Council area. This mobile library service has been popular with Knox residents for many years, with about 2,000 books inside a newly designed space.

The Yarra Ranges Flexi Vehicle brings library services to communities in the Yarra Ranges. It’s a highly mobile vehicle that frequently visits preschools, community groups and aged care facilities.

Home Library Service
The Eastern Regional Libraries Home Library Service delivers library material to people who are unable to visit the library. The service is provided from certain branches and relies on the support of the local community. For more information, please click here.
BizLibrary
Visit our BizLibrary, an online portal connecting local businesses to library resources and events.
Other services
Exam Supervision
Eastern Regional Libraries supports lifelong learning and endeavours to support Distance Education or off-campus students by offering exam invigilation for written or online exams.

Invigilation requests must be submitted to the Library a minimum of two weeks in advance of the desired examination date. The student assumes all responsibility for making arrangements for the examination.

To view our exam supervision policy, please click here.

Dementia Resources Library
This special resource collection provides enjoyable activities, hobbies and resources for people with dementia and their carers that meet their needs and interests. The collection includes games, movies, books, photographs and musical items, as well as publications about dementia.

The Dementia Resources Library is housed at Realm Library in Ringwood, and is provided and maintained by the Brotherhood of St. Laurence.

For more information, please contact Realm library, or visit this page.