Our library catalogue allows you to browse, renew and reserve items.
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 prefer to listen to people reading 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.
Are your little ones curious about the world? Do they want to know more about the night sky, or how sound travels? We’re excited to announce that library members can now borrow one of 17 different Science Discovery Boxes – themed, age appropriate science and nature kits.
Due to the changes to the Public Libraries Victoria courier service, items from outside the East Gippsland Shire library network are unavailable until further notice.
Public Libraries Victoria has advised us that it is required to move to a new statewide courier service for interlibrary loans. This will take place over the next few months. There will be an interruption to the service that will temporarily affect the availability of interlibrary loans. In the meantime, PLV suggests library users visit other libraries in person and borrow resources directly from those libraries.
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.