Your library

Our libraries are so much more than a place to browse and borrow. We offer a welcoming space for study, learning, leisure and lounging.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people as the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land we now call Darebin and pay respect to their Elders, past, present, and emerging. We pay respect to all other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Welcome to Darebin Libraries

Our libraries are so much more than a place to browse and borrow. We offer a welcoming space for study, learning, leisure and lounging.

With a varied collection of resources, ever-expanding digital services and four library branches located at Fairfield, Northcote, Preston, and Reservoir, we're one of the most valued services within the City of Darebin. 

We have a large digital and physical collection of books, movies, music, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines available for borrowing. These resources are available in English as well as in our community languages – Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Macedonian, Hindi, Punjabi and Greek. Visit our resources in community languages to find out more.

We're committed to making our resources and services accessible to all. Our Home library service, accessibility computers, talking books and large print books are just some of the ways we deliver on this commitment.

Every month we schedule free, engaging events and programs for all ages, including Rhyme Time, Storytime and Conversation Café. Find out more on our events page.

We also provide unlimited wifi, PCs, printing and gaming consoles.

Find out how you can become a member for free today. Check out our locations and hours and don't forget to download the Darebin Libraries app.




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Find out about the locations of our four library branches, our conditions of entry, opening hours and any COVID-19 restrictions.

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Find out how you can become a member, learn about the benefits of joining and read our membership conditions.

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Learn about the strategy and guidelines that help shape our collections and library services.

Fairfield Maternal and Child Health and Library

Visit the current vacancies page on our Council website to apply for any available positions at our libraries.

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At Darebin libraries we are always striving to improve our services and we welcome your questions, comments and suggestions.


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