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Toorak/South Yarra Library Refurbishment

Toorak/South Yarra Library has REOPENED. 

All services and regular events, including Preschool Storytime and Babytime Rhymes, have resumed. The Library is operating normal opening hours.

The improvements include new carpet throughout, new shelving and extra study space.


Libraries closed for Queen’s Birthday

Stonnington Libraries will be closed on Monday 8 June for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday. Items may be returned through the after hours chutes while the libraries are closed.

Regular hours resume on Tuesday 9 June.


May and June in the Libraries

Our events program is action packed in May and June!

We have plenty of iPad classes on offer, learn how to write a family history with Iola Mathews or discover how to effectively sell on eBay.  

> Check out the Library Events page to discover What's On  


Extended Saturday Hours at Malvern Library

Malvern Library is now open every Saturday from 10am until 5pm

Join us from 12pm on Saturday 30 May for an afternoon of fun to celebrate the new extended hours.  

The afternoon will include activities for the kids, live music, a new books display and an afternoon tea. > More info


Book launch: Suburbs at War

This richly illustrated history Suburbs at War: the Cities of Malvern and Prahran during the Great War is a new book written by historian Helen Doyle.

It was commissioned by the City of Stonnington to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.  

The book can now be purchased for $29.95 from any Stonnington Library.
> More information on Suburbs at War and the WW1 Centenary


eResources  - Freegal

On the hunt for some free and legal music? You can download popular tracks, such as Hozier's Take Me to Church, with our music eResource Freegal. You can also stream for three hours a day! > More info

Visit the eResources page to also discover:


Local History

For information relating to the history of the City of Stonnington, visit the Stonnington History pages on this site. Alternatively, go straight through to search the local history catalogue.       


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