Library At Home - Adults

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While the branches are closed, you can access a wide range of services such as online book groups, on demand video tutorials, and much more. Click on ‘Reading & Book Groups’, ‘Learning & Research’, and ‘External Resources & COVID-19 Updates’ to learn more!

Reading and Book Groups

eLibrary

Our many eLibrary resources are available 24/7. You can access to eBooks and eAudiobooks with Libby and BorrowBox, films with Kanopy, magazines with PressReader and RBDigital, newspapers with PressReader and an enormous range of other online resources to keep entertained and learning during the closure. See the range of apps and websites available here.

Maribyrnong Poetry Anthology

To celebrate International Poetry Day, Cultural Diversity Week and International Day of Forests, we invite you to put pen to paper to write some poetry. These poems will then be collated, printed and bound into a unique anthology that will become part of our print and eBook collection available for all to borrow. See more information on the Maribyrnong Poetry Anthology here.

Staff Picks

Needs inspiration on what to read next? Maribyrnong Libraries will update you with their Staff Picks. All titles are available on either Libby by Overdrive or BorrowBox. You can find the Staff Picks here.

Chinese Book Group on WeChat

Footscray Library’s regular Chinese Book Group is currently running on WeChat. Email library@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au if you wish to join.

Yarraville Book Group

The Yarraville Book Group is currently running as a Zoom video chat. Email yarraville.library@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au if you’d like to join.

Yarraville Writers’ Group

The Yarraville Library Writers’ Group is currently running as a Zoom video chat. Email yarraville.library@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au if you’d like to join.

Maribyrnong Book Group

The Maribyrnong Library Book Group is currently running as a Zoom video chat. Email maribyrnongbranch.library@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au if you’d like to join.

Braybrook Book Group

The Braybrook Library Book Group is currently running as a Zoom video chat. Email Blibrary@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au if you’d like to join.

Learning and Research

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. You can watch thousands of video tutorials that help you gain new skills. Find out more information here

Mango

Free, interactive online language learning. Greek, Chinese, Italian, Vietnamese, Spanish and many more! Download the app here and create a Mango Languages login to keep track of your learning progress.

Resume Help

Need help on how to create a professional résumé? Email Blibrary@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au, and the team can help you with formatting and editing tips.

Ancestry.com

Start searching billions of records and discover your family's story. Ancestry.com has opened up remote access so that you can use Ancestry.com from home until 30 September (we will update you if this is extended further). Access for free using your Maribyrnong Libraries membership. See more info at the Family History & Genealogy page.

External resources and COVID-19 updates

Maribyrnong City Council COVID-19 Update: This page will be updated with the latest information relating to Council’s response to COVID-19 to keep our community informed.

SBS Multilingual Coronavirus Portal: Dedicated online information hub for multicultural communities to easily access accurate and trusted news and information about COVID-19, in more than 60 languages.

Free Interpreter Service: Phone 131 450 and request transfer to the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398

Braybrook Community Hub: Enjoy yoga and meditation classes with Braybrook Community Hub. Check their Facebook page for more information.

National Gallery of Victoria: The NGV has a number of virtual tours available online so that you can view the artworks they currently have on display.