Our libraries have a wide range of resources including:
Our reference items include dictionaries and encyclopedias, bibliographies and a variety of other reference materials. As reference items are not for loan they are always available in our branches.
DVD film collection which includes classic movies and documentaries. Compact discs covering all styles of music from classical to pop are also available.
See our eLibrary page for access to eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines.
This collection includes traditional and contemporary comics, and Manga.
This collection is mostly used by people who have difficulty reading print of standard size.
Books recorded either on compact disc or in MP3 format. They are popular with people who would like listening to people reading out loud or who have a visual impairment.
The local history collection has printed material of social and historical significance to East Gippsland. Items are not available for loan.
It is located in the Local Studies Room upstairs at Bairnsdale Library. An elevator is available. Items can be requested for viewing at other branches.
Parenting resources provide useful information (in print, DVD and pamphlets) for parents and carers on parenting.
It includes material that will help your child in day-to-day activities and help you answer tricky questions like "What's happening to my body?", "Where do babies come from?", "Does Dad still love me even though you got divorced?”
The collection also includes easy to share information on topics such as "Going to the hospital" or "Bullying".
We have a selection of gender equality resources suitable for children.
These resources provide useful ways for parents and educators to introduce gender equality to children from a young age.
Educators can also borrow a Gender Equality Resource Kit which has books, information and lesson plans that can be used by in classrooms.
This collection is available for loan by community organisation members including schools and childcare centres.
The collection includes book and puppet kits, giant books, traditional puppet kits and nursery rhyme puppet kits.
We are part of a network that lets you borrow items from many other libraries. You should only request items that are not available at East Gippsland Shire Libraries.
Please contact us first if you have any questions about the interlibrary loan procedure or fees.
Search TROVE to find an item you would like to Interlibrary Loan from Victorian Public Libraries.
To request an interlibrary loan, fill in the form or contact your nearest library.
Selected titles are available as sets of eight for book clubs. A special membership application is needed from a club member in order to borrow the set.
We welcome your suggestions for the purchase of new items or ideas or recommendations for a library program or event.
The library accepts donations of items published within the past two years, or items of any age that have local significance.
Find out what your power use is costing you and the environment by borrowing a Power-Mate from our libraries.
The Power-Mate is a hand-held meter which can be connected to any electronic appliance and measures the power in watts, voltage and current.
The meter can also tell you:
Just ask us for Power-Mate or search for Power-Mate on the library catalogue.