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  • Andrew Rule Author Talk

    Don't miss this author talk with one of Australia's best true crime writers. Andrew Rule, co-author of the phenomenally successful Underbelly series will be spilling the secrets of how great true crime is written.Bookings essential.

  • Free Music Downloads and Streaming

    Kick back and relax over the holiday season with millions of songs available to download or stream now from your eLibrary.

What's Happening @ Your Library

Summer Book Reviews

Read reviews from our librarians on the books they love right now.News on new releases, authors, awards, library favourites and more.

A Brief History of the Mentone Hotel

The Mentone Hotel is an icon of Mentone's foreshore. Find out more of it's fascinating history from this new article by Historian Leo Gamble on Kingston's Local History website.


Readz teen bookclub will return in 2015. In 2014 we had a manga workshop, the incredibly talented author Simone Howell, a chocolate appreciation day and more. Since this club is about you, dear readers, we'd like you to take a quick survey and tell us what you want to see happening next year.

Family History News

What's new in family history: Trove digitised Newspapers.

Upcoming Events

Book Bugs @ Parkdale Library

Book Bugs is a club for kids in grades prep, 1, 2 and 3 who are interested in all sorts of books. The sessions follow themes such as Under the Sea, Pirates, Pets and the Olympics.

True Crime Author Andrew Rule

Sunday 22 February 2015

Find out how a best selling true crime novel is written with Andrew Rule, co-author of the phenomenally successful Underbelly series.This is a free event and bookings are essential.

Bookbusters @ Chelsea Library

Thursday 26 March 2015

A book club for kids in grades, 4, 5 & 6. If you LOVE books, activities, snacks and having fun in the library then Book Busters is the club for you!