Policies and Planning

The Yarra Libraries Annual Report 2015-16

Yarra Libraries has continued to connect with our community over the past year through the delivery of personalised services, vibrant collections and diverse programs.

Yarra Libraries Annual Report 2016




The Yarra Libraries Learning Framework

Our strategic plan for 2013–2016, outlines our aim to explore and create a dynamic model for learning and creativity that is specifically for the Yarra community. To focus and support these efforts, Yarra Libraries has developed a Learning Framework, which sets the scene for Yarra’s library services into the future.

The framework supports development of a range of programs around the 3 literacies (reading, information and digital), and encourage strong partnerships with alternate community learning providers.

Yarra Libraries Learning Framework 2015



Yarra Libraries Plan 2013 – 2016

The Yarra Libraries Plan is a 4-year strategic document that sets out key directions for Yarra's library service. Council adopted a new 4-year strategic document for the libraries service in December 2012. Between November 2011 and March 2012, Council sought community input to help it develop a new four-year plan.

Almost 3000 responses were received from people keen to tell us what they valued about existing library services and what they would like to see more of.

That feedback contributed to the development of a draft Yarra Libraries 2013-2016 Plan.In early August and September, we sought further community feedback on the draft plan before endorsing the final plan in December 2012.

Yarra Libraries Plan 2013 2016



Yarra Libraries Policy

Yarra Libraries has revised the interim Library Policy on the rights and responsibilities that inform membership and use of the library service. The policy covers admission and use of facilities, membership requirements, borrowing, conduct in the library and enforcement of the Library Policy.

Library Policy 2016



Yarra Libraries Advisory Committee

The Libraries Advisory Committee supports the implementation of the Yarra Libraries Strategic Plan 2013 – 2016: Building Community Discovery.

Councillor representative on this committee: Cr Mike McEvoy