If you're in the young adult (12-25 year) age group, Yarra Libraries has lots to offer, whether it's a peaceful refuge from inner city life, free computer and wifi access, help with your latest assignment or the latest teen and YA books, music and movies.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence runs a free Homework Centre for Secondary Students at the Fitzroy Library from Monday to Thursday, between 4.00pm – 6.00pm.
Specialist tutors are available to assist students with a range of subjects, and to help students develop useful study skills. For more information, visit the Brotherhood of St Laurence website.
Computers and Wifi
Yarra Libraries offers computer facilities including internet access, printing and word processing.
If you've got your own laptop or device, you can use the free wifi in any Yarra Libraries branch. Under 18s require the permission of their parent or guardian at the time of joining to access our internet services.
City of Yarra Youth Services offers a variety of activities and services for young people aged 12-25 years who live, work or study in the City of Yarra.
Programs operate from community centres, schools and public spaces across Yarra, with the aim of providing recreational and social opportunities for young people, combined with access to information and support.
Yarra Youth Services also plays an integral role in linking young people to other local programs and services in Yarra.
Download eBooks, eMagazines and Music
Want something to listen to or look at right now?
Along with the books, cds and dvds available at our branches, Yarra Libraries members have free access to eBooks and eAudiobooks, online music and digital magazines. Access these at our eCollections page.
Getting ready to become a new driver in Victoria?
Get free learners' practice tests and download this year's official Victoria Driver's manual. These practice tests are 100% free and were designed to mimic the real Learners Test as much as possible.
Yarra Libraries has a commitment to support secondary students who are interested in learning more about the library industry. Preference will be given to students who live or study within Yarra, however, if capacity permits we will accept interested students from further afield.
If you are interested in undertaking work experience at Yarra Libraries please submit your work experience documents, resume, cover letter and a response to the selection criteria to: firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at a Yarra Library branch at least six weeks before you intend to commence your work experience placement.
You will be required to attend a short interview before we confirm your placement.
Work Experience Selection Criteria
• Demonstrated interest in the library field/community development
• Demonstrated ability in regards to computer skills
• Lives and/or attends school in Yarra or surrounding suburbs
• Ability to travel between the five Yarra Library branches
• Behaves in an honest and trustworthy manner and treats others fairly
• Demonstrated ability to contribute ideas and shows enthusiasm
eSafety.gov.au is a Federal Government initiative to provide young people using the internet with help and advice on how to handle a situation that disturbs them, such as cyberbullying, unwanted contact, or offensive content.
The cyber-safety help page will allow you to talk to a counsellor, report cyber-bullying or inappropriate online material and learn how to stay safe online.