Eastern Regional Libraries Corporation

Your library provides a range of useful services to the communities of Maroondah, Knox and the Yarra Ranges. It’s free to join! Visit your local library to enjoy:

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  • Thousands of books, DVDs, magazines & games
  • Free computer access
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access
  • Printing, scanning and photocopying

Branch Services

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.

For all of our branch services, please visit our Using Your Library page.

Events

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.

To reserve your place at one of our events, please visit our events calendar.

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.

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, simply slide further down this page to view the subscribe box above the footer.

Outreach Services

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.

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.

Visit BizLibrary, an online portal connecting local businesses with valuable online resources to boost them in a digital world.

A whole range of services are provided to local schools. Please visit the Schools page to find out more.

Other Services

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.

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.