Hobsons Bay City Council - Libraries

Libraries

Libraries

Hobsons Bay Libraries deliver a wide range of services through five branches, and the library website to provide an open, welcoming environment for all in the community to access, enjoy and discover.

Find out more about branch opening times.

Visit the Libraries' website for more information.

 

How do I join Hobsons Bay Libraries?

Anyone can become a library member, all you need is identification with proof of address. You can join online or at any library branch.

Find out more about joining Hobsons Bay Libraries.

What services are available at Hobsons Bay Libraries?

Lending services

Over 160,000 physical items in the library collection are available across the five sites and via the home library service and in a range of languages and formats, including books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and talking books.

Hobsons Bay Libraries deliver access anytime, any place from eBooks and eAudioBooks to online magazines and newspapers, as well as video and music streaming services to support learning and recreation.

Other services and facilities include:

  • free PC and WiFi access
  • photocopying and printing
  • meeting rooms for hire
  • bus hire
  • computer classes
  • author events
  • creative technology programs
  • children’s storytelling
  • school holiday programs

Find out more about services and programs at Hobsons Bay Libraries.

What library services can I access via the internet?

  • access the library catalogue
  • reserve and renew items
  • request to buy an item
  • book a computer
  • download eBooks, eMagazines and eAudio books
  • stream documentaries

Find out more about the library services you can access online.

Programs

From literacy and skills development to use of creative technologies and opportunities for social engagement aimed at all ages and life stages.
This includes:

• established programs such as Storytime, Rhymetime and technology classes

• localised programs like Minecraft meets, English conversation clubs and

• a range of cultural events and clubs from guest speakers, author talks and local history and book clubs

Library facilities

Providing a range of facilities across the library sites for study, relaxation, community activities, events and meetings. This isn’t just about being a library, but a community space that promotes lifelong learning and social connection for all in the community.

 

Customer service

Support and guide community members in their information and recreation needs, such as researching local history, looking into their family tree or finding their next great read, as well as providing Council information and support for accessing other Council services.