Be Persuaded A Jane Austen Experience Exhibition: Fashions from the time of Jane Austen

Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday, 12-5pm, 2-17 March 2018 be persuaded web.jpg

A rare and wonderful exhibition bringing Jane Austen to life in original fashion of the era. Be Persuaded features rare fashion, accessories and ephemera from the 18th century when Jane Austen was born. Pieces such as these are rarely on display outside of museums.

Brought to you by the Stonnington History Centre and Dressing Australia Museum of Costume, to mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death.

Northbrook Pop-up Gallery
1257 High Street, Malvern (behind Malvern Library)

_22A9016.jpg Malvern Library Closure 23 March - 3 April 

Malvern Library will close for refurbishment from Friday 23 March and will reopen at 10am on Wednesday 4 April. Improvements will include new shelving, more seating, and upgrades to the existing toilet facilities.

The after-hours chutes will be closed and programs will be affected.

Read the full details of the closure.  

Collection Changes

Looking for Teenage Fiction? Our Teenage fiction collection has been renamed to Young Adult. Check out the collection.

Congratulations to our first Stonnington reader of 1000 Books Before School!JoshuaSmith.JPG

The 1000 Books Before School program began in February, and one intrepid reader has already read 1000 books!

Congratulations to Joshua Smith, 4 years of age, from Malvern East for being the first child in Stonnington to reach this exciting milestone. The book that pushed him over the 1000 book threshold was one of his favourites, Billy's Bucket by Kes Gray.

As the first child to read 1000 books as part of the program, Joshua received a special prize pack including a library bag, certificate of achievement, a collection of books and the 1000 Books Before School milestone prize of alphabet flashcards. 

We are very proud of Joshua's amazing achievement and encourage others to continue reading so they too can reach 1000 books read before starting school.  

Pictured: Joshua, his sister Annabelle, mother Julie and Children's Library Officer, Julie.

Library Membership Login

When using library resources, please remember to log in with your full library card number 2002900xxxxxxx
This includes:
  • Booking a PC
  • Using Wi-Fi
  • Viewing your account
  • Renewing or reserving items
  • The Stonnington Libraries App
  • eLibrary products - Axis 360, Borrowbox, RBdigital, Freegal etc.

If you have any problems please see staff.

Download the Stonnington Libraries App! app.jpg

Accessing library resources just got a lot easier with the new Stonnington Libraries App.
Search the catalogue and reserve a book instantly. View and renew current loans or connect to the library's eBook and digital resources. This free and easy-to-use App makes using the library from anywhere easier and much more efficient. Features include:
  • Catalogue searching
  • Viewing current loans, reservations and charges
  • Finding your nearest Stonnington Library
  • Accessing eLibrary services like Borrowbox, Axis360, RBdigital and Freegal
  • and log in to have your library card on your phone.

Download the App now (through the Apple App Store or Google Play), log in with your full library card number to get started!



Stonnington Libraries celebrate becoming an eSmart Library Service esmartlibraries_logo.png

We are proud to announce that Stonnington Libraries have recently become an eSmart Library Service, recognising that all four branches are equipped to support its customers to use technology in a smart, safe and responsible way. 

eSmart Libraries is one of the most significant community cybersafety programs ever undertaken in Australia, with nearly 60% of public libraries in Australia currently involved in the program.

Launched in August 2012 by the former Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Julia Gillard MP, the $8 million, multi-year partnership with the Telstra Foundation is delivering eSmart Libraries in collaboration with Australia's library network to all 1,500 public libraries in Australia.

The accreditation has been the culmination of a sustained period of hard work by our eSmart working party to integrate eSmart principles into our daily operations, staff development and organisational culture,

Stonnington Libraries will celebrate the achievement with a number of activities that will provide library users with handy tips to stay smart, safe and responsible online through its Get Connected series of technology education classes in 2017.