Toorak South Yarra Library building works

Published on 23 April 2024


Toorak/South Yarra Library entrance and lift upgrade

8 April – late July 2024

The City of Stonnington is upgrading the Toorak/South Yarra Library entrance and lift, to ensure the library is accessible to all visitors. The library is now closed for the duration of the works, until late July 2024. For information about this major infrastructure project visit the building works page.

While Toorak/South Yarra Library is closed, we encourage you to visit our other Stonnington Library locations:

  • Prahran Square Library – Prahran Square, Northern end, Prahran
  • Study@Greville – Prahran Town Hall, 180 Greville Street, Prahran
  • Malvern Library – 1255 High Street, Malvern
  • Phoenix Park Library – 30 Rob Roy Road, Malvern East


Important information 

  • The Study@Greville is open Monday to Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-5pm.
  • Programs have relocated to our other libraries or Stonnington venues (where possible). While the library is closed, you can still enjoy many of your favourite programs at our other locations:

Now at Malvern Library:

  • Storytime - Wednesdays, 10.30am
  • Rhymetime - Fridays, 10.30am

Now at the Study@Greville:

  • Chatty Cafe - Saturdays, 11am
  • Chess Club - Fortnightly on Thursdays, 2.30pm
  • Classic Short Reads Club - last Tuesday of each month, 2pm
  • Read Now Book Club - Select Saturdays, 3pm

  • Returns after-hours? Visit another Stonnington Library (remember, overdue fines do not apply)
  • Looking for somewhere to study or work? Visit us at the Study@Greville (180 Greville Street, Prahran)

Frequently asked questions:

Where are my reservations that have a Toorak/South Yarra Library pickup location?

Reservations can be collected from Toorak/South Yarra Library until 5pm Sunday 7 April.

Reservations that have not been collected by 7 April can be collected at Study@Greville from 15 April. The Study@Greville is located at 180 Greville Street, Prahran.

We encourage you to select another Pickup Location when placing reservations or adjust the Pickup Location on your existing reservations. Alternatively, you may Suspend your reservations to hold your place in the queue.

If you need assistance with your reservations please speak to a team member.

Where do I return my library items?

Library items can be returned to another Stonnington Library during opening hours.

You can also return items after-hours at our Malvern, Prahran Square and Phoenix Park libraries. Items can be placed in the after-hours return chutes.

Remember, overdue fines no longer apply.

Are regular library programs being offered?

From Monday 15 April, the following programs will be held at other Stonnington Library venues:

Storytime (Wednesday, 10.30am) will be held at Malvern Library (during school terms only)

Rhymetime (Friday, 10.30am) will be held at Malvern Library (during school terms only)

Chatty Café (Saturday 11am) will be held at the Study@Greville

Chess Club (Fortnightly on Thursdays, 2.30pm) will be held at the Study@Greville

Classic Short Reads Club (last Tuesday of each month, 2pm) will be held at the Study@Greville

Read Now Book Club (Select Saturdays, 3pm) will be held at the Study@Greville

The following programs will not be held for the duration of the building works:

  • Borrow and Play with Stonnington Toy Library
  • Lego Builders

Regular programming will continue at our other sites and we encourage you to experience our other libraries. Explore our upcoming programs.

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