Library services

Find out about our library services, including English language support, home library service, local and family history research and more.



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Find out about our free regular home library service for Darebin residents who can't visit the library due to ill health, frailty or disability.

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Are you curious about the history of your family or where you live? Learn about the people, places and events of Darebin's past through our very own local and family history resources.

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Reading doesn't have to be a solitary passion! Register your book club to gain access to our Book Club Collection.

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Make Libraries After Dark at Preston and Reservoir Library your go-to late night venue!

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Learn about the English language support we offer including Conversation Café, online language learning tools and resources in community languages.

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Find out about the digital support you can access as part of our library service.

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A Justice of the Peace is available at Preston Library every Thursday. 

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Have a question you can’t find the answer to? Ask one of our librarians for help.

Find out how you can organise a library tour to help your local school group or community group learn all about our library service.

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A community seed sharing project to help gardeners grow and share open-pollinated, heirloom and local seeds.
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Learn about our Energy Efficiency Tool Kits and how you can take action to make your homes more efficient, reduce emissions and save money.

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Discover the advantages of induction cooktops with our Portable Induction Cooktop kits. Trial induction technology and reduce gas emissions.