Christmas ToyShop Appeal 

From 8 November - 8 December, Stonnington Libraries will be participating in the 2017 Christmas ToyShop Appeal, organised by the Working Together Network. Bring a new, unwrapped toy into any Stonnington Library to donate to the Appeal. Thank you!

The Working Together Network is a collaboration between many of the organisations and services working together to support vulnerable children, young people and families in the Horace Petty Housing Estate in Prahran. Organisations in the Network include the City of Stonnington, Victoria Police, Uniting Care, Victoria State Government, TRY Children’s Services, Prahran Community Learning Centre, Inner South Community Health, Odyssey House Victoria, Launch Housing and Headspace.

Contribute to an international research project: Perspectives on the Online Library Space

Civica, in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney, will be collaborating on a research project: Perspectives on the Online Library Space Experience. The purpose of this survey is to understand how you use library websites and connect with libraries through Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

This survey is open to all library patrons over 15 years of age and closes on Sunday 12 November.

Start the survey here

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, Zinio, Freegal etc.

If you have any problems please see staff.

Download the new 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, Zinio 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!





If in doubt, don’t

That’s the message Consumer Affairs Victoria – the state’s fair trading regulator – is giving older Victorians when it comes to staying safe online.

Many older Victorians are attractive targets for scammers, because they often own substantial assets and have access to life savings and superannuation.

Older Victorians are also the fastest growing online user group in the country. Many of you go online to keep in touch with your children, family and friends, to correspond via email, watch YouTube videos or catch-up TV, or to research and book travel.

Life events such as financial hardship and recovering from illness, loss and trauma can also leave you more vulnerable to scams.

Consumer Affairs Victoria is working to reduce the harm caused by scammers by building greater awareness and understanding of online scams among older Victorians.

Scammers are professional criminals. Anyone can fall for a scam because scammers are getting smarter and using more sophisticated tricks to dupe thousands of older Victorians every year.

Here are some tips for staying safe online:

  • Do not open suspicious text messages, pop-up windows, or emails.
  • Be wary of any emails or requests on social media from people you do not know.
  • Avoid sending money, personal or financial details to someone you have never met in person, especially if you are online dating.

And remember; if in doubt, don’t.

Think you’re a scam-savvy senior? Take the quiz and find out.

For more information on common types of scams, tips on how to identify, avoid or report them, visit the Consumer Affairs Victoria website.

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.