If you're in the 12-25 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 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.
Yarra Libraries offers computer facilities including internet access, printing and word processing.
And 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.
Our library staff have a wealth of reading experience to share with Yarra library members.
Looking for a horror story? Witchcraft and spells? Why not consider these genre recommendations.
• Diaries and letters
• Muslim writers
• Verse novels and poetry
• Witchcraft and spells
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.
• More information on Council's Youth Services page
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.
Want something to listen to or look at right now?
Along with the books, cds and dvds available at our branches - and every Yarra Libraries branch has its own dedicated Young Adult section - Yarra Libraries members have free access to eBooks and eAudiobooks, online music and digital magazines.
Head over to our Downloads page to check out what's available.
Yarra Libraries now has PlayStation 4 available to play any time during opening hours at our Richmond and Fitzroy branches.
Library members can book one hour a day to play, choosing from a range of fun and exciting games.
Bookings can be made at the front desk, or online.
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Yarra Libraries has a commitment to support secondary students who are interested in learning more about the library field. 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 with 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.