Important update: Temporary Closure of Darebin Libraries

To help promote good health and limit the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Darebin Council have made the decision to close some of our community venues and services until further notice. This includes Darebin Libraries branches at Northcote, Preston, Reservoir and Fairfield.

You can continue to access our many online resources with your membership details, renew items online or by phone on 1300 655 355 and you can continue to return items via our chutes.

Free Wifi is available around our libraries and in our major shopping strips

You can stay informed with library updates via Darebin Libraries website and Facebook

Darebin City Council's Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates page for information about other Council services. 

We hope our community understands this decision was not taken lightly, but has been made knowing now is the time to look after ourselves and each other as we work together across the community to promote good health, patience and compassion, and lessen the impact of coronavirus.

Please continue to take good care of yourselves and those around you.

Last updated: Wednesday 18 March 2020 2PM.

Darebin Libraries are a place of knowledge, inspiration and adventure. In any of our four branches you can explore your history, find a place to study or entertain yourself with words and sounds. Visit the Darebin Libraries website to search the online catalogue, upcoming events, digital library and much more.

Darebin Libraries Apps

Darebin Libraries App
Get easy access to the catalogue, your library account, ebooks and other digital collections, as well as quick links to events, history resources, social media and much more. Available to download free from your app store today. Not sure how it all works? Ask a staff member for help downloading the app to your device and a quick demonstration. 


  •     Fiction and Non Fiction books
  •     eBooks and eAudiobooks
  •     Downloadable magazines, music and movies
  •     Biographies
  •     Magazines and Newspapers
  •     CDs and DVDs
  •     Audio Books
  •     Children's books
  •     Items in Arabic, Italian, Chinese, Greek and Vietnamese at each branch (CDs, DVDs, Fiction, Nonfiction, magazines)
  •     Local history and family history
  •     Online information products
  •     Computer & internet access, including wireless
  •     Colour and black & white photocopying and printing
  •     Meeting rooms for hire


Join online today or at any branch during opening hours.

  • Membership is free and available to everyone.
  • Members can borrow up to 40 items at a time for a 3 week period.
  • To become a member you must bring formal identification with your current residential address.

Historical Encyclopedia

Visit the Darebin Heritage website for photos, soldier records and historical information about Darebin. Website:

Darebin Library Locations

  • Fairfield Library - 121 Station St, Fairfield
  • Northcote Library - 32-38 Separation St, Northcote
  • Preston Library - 266 Gower St, Preston
  • Reservoir Library - 23 Edwardes St, Reservoir 

Further information

Phone: 1300 655 355 Website:
Video: We have several libraries offering more than just books - anything from activities, guest speakers, school holiday programs and more.