The Yarra Libraries App

Our world-first borrowing app lets members scan their item and walk straight out – no queues, no checkouts, and no security alarm.


A One-Stop Library Shop

The Yarra Libraries App lets you self-checkout library items from one of our five locations - unlike other library apps that still require members to scan their item again on a separate device, the Yarra Libraries App disables the security alarm as soon as the item is checked out.

Members can manage their account from the app; check due dates, renew and place items on hold, cancel reservations as well as register for events and book study rooms.

The app also includes a world-first integrated bookshelf that lets you see everything you’ve borrowed at a glance, whether physical or digital, without being redirected to external platforms. This includes books and ebooks, magazines and audio. 


Download the app:

Download the Yarra Libraries App via the App Store

Download the Yarra Libraries App via Google Play


• Self-Checkout

Check library items out on the go.


• Library Account Access

View what physical and digital items are on loan to you as well as what items you have on hold and what your account balance is.


• Catalogue

Search the library catalogue and put holds on physical and digital items, plus checkout digital items.


• Events

View and make reservations for our upcoming library events.


• Online Resources

View our online resources and link to separate apps and websites.


• Study Room Bookings

View and make bookings for our library study spaces.


• Social Media

View and connect with us on social media via Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.


• Scan ISBN

Ability to scan an item's ISBN (International Standard Book Number) and search for the item in the library catalogue.


• Mobile Print

Link to our Mobile Print page, including instructions how to load and use our Mobile Print app.


• Library Info

View our opening hours and locations.


Perfect for busy, tech-savvy residents, borrowing is now as easy as taking a photo with a smartphone or tablet, with the Yarra Libraries Apple iOS and Android app:

photo demonstrating how to scan a barcode and borrow using the library app screenshot of library app showing a successful checkout screenshot of library app bookshelf

The app’s events management feature allows members to browse and register for events using only their library card.
Members can be added to a waitlist for sold-out events, and automatically be added when space is free.

The app also allows members to reserve the highly sought-after study spaces at Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library, letting members see room availability in real-time.

example of what library events look like on the new library app screenshot of study room bookings


Yarra Libraries partnered with library technology provider Communico to deliver the Yarra Libraries app.

Future improvements have already scheduled but we'd love to hear your feedback! Email us at


Download the app now:

Apple App Store

Google Play Store