While you're self-isolating at home, why not catch up on your reading with an ebook or liven up chores while listening to an audiobook? Take a browse through our collections using the links above, or explore some content below, curated by our librarians.
Read, Watch & Listen
- eBooks and Audiobooks Select from our range of ebooks and audiobooks and download to read/listen offline.
- Magazines and Newspapers Browse and download some of the world's most popular magazines and newspapers.
- Music and Video Streaming Download and stream free music from chart-topping artists, and films from award-winning directors.
Online activities with Willowview Centre
Want to try out Chair Yoga? Learn to pickle olives? Watch and follow along as staff from Willowview Centre show you how.Read more
Five Sources of Poetic Relief
Finding solace in poetry is a historical past time. Have a look into these links for poetic relief and creative inspiration.Read more
Laughter therapy and Bollywood dance classes with Studio J
Improve your well-being with laughter therapy and Bollywood dance classes every Wednesday live on Studio J's YouTube channel. This free public program is made possible by the Yarra Arts Stimulate Yarra grant.Read more
Every weekend from 12 noon to 12 midnight (AEST), artists play 20-minute sets streamed live via their Instagram accounts. At the end of their set, each musician tag-teams the next artist to play, sending fans down a rabbit hole of new music discovery, community, and good feels.Read more
Journaling Through Uncertain Times
Join us in a 4-week journal keeping challenge equipped with weekly prompts, quotes, and inspiration on starting and keeping a journal.Read more
Learn something new with a MOOC
Check out some highlights from the vast world of online courses and find new skills and subjects you can study at home for free.Read more
Messages From Home
We are calling on all local people to send us messages from self-isolation. Share a message that we can post to the whole of Yarra.Read more
Australian Book Industry Awards 2020
To save you searching, we have compiled a list of the Australian Book Industry Award winners for 2020 that are available as eBooks or eAudiobooks. Congratulations to these amazing writers!Read more
Miles Franklin nominees on RBdigital
Download and enjoy some of the Miles Frankin Literary Award longlisted nominees via RBdigital.Read more
The Book Club for the End of the World
A virtual book club is for teens and their adults, reading dystopian fiction and try and use them to understand the world we’re living in right now. Last Monday of the month, 8pm.Read more
Vision Australia Radio
Vision Australia Radio offers a range of book readings from novels, biographies, history – and the odd curiosity.Listen Now
We Are YA
Writer and journalist Anna Borges talks with the diverse authors that make up the modern young adult writing community on this podcast, presented by Penguin Teen.Read more
Yarra Libraries Podcast
Listen to pre-recorded events including author talks and poetry performances, and reading recommendations from our librarians.Read more