Library Resources

Murrindindi Library Service Catalogue

Murrindindi Library Service shares a catalogue of library resources with Yarra Plenty Regional Library (YPRL). Patrons can search and access library items via the Yarra Plenty Regional Library website.

Click the following link to access the catalogue:  http://www.yprl.vic.gov.au/

Click here to download the YPRL App on iTunes.

Click here to download the YPRL App on Google Play.

PC Reservation

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You can reserve a Library PC in the comfort of your own home. Click here to make your reservation.

eResources 

Borrow and read eBooks anywhere, anytime on multiple devices. Click on the icons below to access our e-Platforms.

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OverDrive (Libby App) 

Access to OverDrive e-Books and e-Audiobooks is now available through our Murrindindi Library Service. Have a smartphone or tablet? Great! There's an app called 'Libby' that makes borrowing digital e-Books and e-Audiobooks free and easy.

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Story Box Library

Story Box Library is an online 'reading room' that allows children and parents to look at a book and listen to a range of celebrated stories read aloud by a diverse range of storytellers with varying accents and from different cultures. It is an interactive experience for 2-12 year olds.

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Tumblebooks for Kids

Tumblebooks takes existing picture books and adds animation, sound, music and narration - in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Russian.

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Busy Things

Busy Things is an online learning resource that hosts a range of quirky, colourful, fun educational games for 3 to 6 year olds.

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Click here to download magazines via the RB Digital portal.

Inter Library Loans

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Search here for items not held by Murrindindi Library Service or Yarra Plenty Library Service.

Click here to download instructions on how to use LibraryLink Victoria.

Genealogy and Local History

Ancestry.com 

Murrindindi Library Service is pleased to offer free access to ancestry.com.au at the Alexandra, Kinglake and Yea Libraries. A link will not work other than on Library computers.

Births, Deaths and Marriages 

Alexandra Library holds a collection of birth, death and marriage indexes for Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales.

Trove

When researching anything to do with the history of your family, Trove’s newspaper archives are a good place to start.  Murrindindi Library staff can assist you with finding the following historical newspapers relevant to early settlements within the Shire of Murrindindi:

  • Alexandra and Yea Standard (1877 - 1949)
  • Yea Chronicle (1891 - 1920)
  • Healesville Guardian (1893 - 1954)

Click the following link to go to the website: http://trove.nla.gov.au/

New Technologies

As a part of our ongoing commitment to provide free public access to all aspects of learning, knowledge, information and just plain fun, we are pleased to be able to offer new technologies for working and playing.

We have a set of iPads available for in-house use in all our libraries, and an Amazon Kindle is also available for you to test-drive.

If you would like a guided tour of these devices please contact your local branch to make an appointment. Click here for your local branch

The Kindle is stored at the Alexandra Library, so if you would like to access it in another branch please contact Alexandra Library HQ on (03) 5772 0351 and we will arrange delivery to your local branch.