Library service updates

Service update - Click and Collect continues

The latest State Government COVID-19 changes offer libraries positive news for the future. For the moment, we will continue to offer our existing contactless Click and Collect service to the community, with potential further changes in step 4.

Click and Collect is offered at our St Kilda, Port Melbourne and Albert Park Libraries, Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. We will not be open during the weekend for the moment.

You will receive a notification when any requested or reserved items being held for you are available for collection.

Item returns will be available at all library locations via our outside return chutes except Albert park. St Kilda, Port Melbourne and Albert Park Libraries will have returns available from Click and Collect points, Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Based on the current state government restrictions, we will require all library visitors to wear a suitable mask and maintain a personal distance of 1.5 meters. By working together, we can do our best to keep library staff and the community safe.

As State Government and council guidelines change, we will carefully move towards further service offerings.

Stay safe. See you soon.

Library Service FAQ

From Monday 21 September, we will be offering a contactless Click and Collect service to the community. This service will be offered at our St Kilda, Port Melbourne and Albert Park Libraries. We will be open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, we will not be open during the weekend for the moment.

Select libraries will offer a Click and Collect service from Monday 21 September. This service will be available at our St Kilda, Port Melbourne and Albert Park libraries during business hours 10 am to 5 pm. Monday to Friday.

We are putting a lot of effort and resourcing into our digital library that offers heaps of e-Books, e-Audio, e-magazines and newspapers, music and movie streams, all accessible from home with your Library card.

Learn more about our digital Library: Open

Item returns will be available at all library locations 24/7 via our outside return chutes. St Kilda, Port Melbourne and Albert Park Libraries will have returns available from Click and Collect points during business hours 10 am to 5 pm. Monday to Friday.

Any current reservations will remain on your account and will not expire in the near future.

We are working a bit differently in the current circumstances and are contactable during business hours 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday. Please feel free to call, Email or message us on our social channels Instagram - Facebook

Our most recent service information will be available on our social media channels Instagram - Facebook and our website.

Click and Collect

Click and Collect is a contactless item collection service, that allows you to reserve library items and collect them from one of three library locations. Once an item is ready for collection, you will recieve a notification inviting you to collect the item from the chosen library location.

Based on the current state government restrictions, we will require all library visitors to wear a suitable mask and maintain a personal distance of 1.5 meters. By working together, we can do our best to keep library staff and the community safe.

All item reservations can be done using our online library catalogue. Please follow our existing Reservation guide to learn more.

In order to reserve item's you must be a current libary member.

You can reserve books, movies, music and audio books. There are no current reservations limits, but this may change in the future based on availability and demand.

Reservations can be collected from three of our library locations during business hours 10 am to 5 pm. Monday to Friday.

  • St Kilda
  • Port Melbourne
  • Albert Park

In your library account setting you will have a preference for either SMS or Email notifications. When an item you have reserved is allocated for you to be collected, you will be notified to collect the item at the location chosen.

Please contact us via 9209 6655 or email library@portphillip.vic.gov.au in order to check or update your notification preferences.

Item returns will be available at all library locations 24/7 via our outside return chutes. St Kilda, Port Melbourne and Albert Park Libraries will have returns available from Click and Collect points during business hours 10 am to 5 pm. Monday to Friday.