Good news! The Libraries Victoria service will resume from Monday 1 May. This means you can now place holds on items within our Shared network. If items are not available at Myli or through our shared collections, we may be able to borrow them from other libraries through Inter-Library Loan. Some inter-library loans may incur a fee. Please speak with a team member in branch, on Live Chat during business hours, or phone 1800 44 6954 for further information.
Some changes have been made to the Libraries Victoria service to balance the rising costs of logistics, courier and other operational services while providing you the best access to the wide collection the network provides. Please read through the Frequently Asked Questions below for more information.
We’re learning about the new Libraries Victoria service with you and we’re here to help you find the resources that you need.
What are the changes?
You can now place 20 items on hold at any one time from our Shared Collection. This includes:
- Adult Fiction & Non-Fiction
- YA Fiction & Non-Fiction
- Junior Fiction & Non-fiction
- Audio Books
- LOTE (except magazines & new items)
- Large Print Books
- Graphic Novels
Items no longer available are:
- Items purchased with in last 6 months
- Music CDs, Magazines, Picture & Board Books
- Large or bulky items
If you can’t find a specific item within the Myli – My Community Library collection or shared collection, please let us know. We can suggest similar items that might be relevant, or you can make a request for items that are within the Libraries Victoria collection using our request form, which may incur a fee. For more information about inter-library loan fees please see our Borrowing Information page.
Are intra-library loans free?
Yes, you can place holds for intra-library loans through the library catalogue that will remain a free service.
Further Questions & Feedback
We understand this is a valued service and would like to hear from you if you are impacted by this change. Please let us know if you have a question that’s not included here or if you have any comments to share with us.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have prepared some questions that you might have about the new Libraries Victoria service.