All Stonnington Libraries are closed until further notice.

After careful consideration and discussions regarding the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, our libraries are closed until further notice. This includes all four library branches: Malvern, Phoenix Park, Prahran and Toorak/South Yarra, and the Stonnington History Centre.

We understand that a library is an important place for many, and we’re working through how we can continue to safely provide a library service to you. We are slowly transitioning our programs online through our social media channels. Please follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. If you haven’t yet already, we encourage you to discover our extensive eLibrary of eBookseAudiobooksdigital magazines and newspapersmusic and film streamingeReference and eLearning

Not a library member? You can join online.

Please note our return chutes are closed, hang onto your items until we re-open. All current loans have been renewed and overdue charges will not apply. 

We are able to assist you with accessing our eLibrary, basic tech help, research and reading enquiries. Please contact our libraries for assistance between 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.

For more information, visit the City of Stonnington's Community information - Coronavirus page and the DHHS website:


We present a host of youth and children’s programs, including Storytimes, Babytime Rhymes, Read and Grow reading sessions, and school holiday programs. 

We deliver workshops for young adults on art and writing, coding and robotics, and study and resume help.  We provide extra space during exam study periods in our Study With Us program.

KIds_GamesGaming at Prahran Library

We have a PS4 with a big range of games! Featuring games such as Minecraft, Fifa 17, NBA 2K17 and Lego Marvel Superheroes.

Guidelines to our game console:

  • Borrow controllers and headphones from the front counter with your library card
  • Take turns when necessary
  • Do not leave children under 12 unattended in the gaming area
  • No games above an M rating
  • Games are downloaded onto the console

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