The library has a range of services for members and patrons to utilise.
The Town of Victoria Park Library offers its Books on Wheels service to residents and their carers living within the Town who are physically unable to visit the library.
Deliveries occur on a fortnightly basis with eligible residents able to borrow from the following items:
• Large print books
• Regular print books
• Music CDs
• Puzzles and games
For more information please contact the library and speak to one of our staff members.
The library offers free wireless internet via the Public Wi-Fi Vic Park network. No password is required.
Connect to the network on your device, open your web browser, accept the terms and conditions and start browsing.
Free for library members; $2.50 per half hour for non-members. Contact the library to reserve a PC or scanner.
Members log-in to the PCs using their membership card number. Members also need their membership card to release their print job from the self-service terminal.
Non-members pay for a guest pass at the front counter. You then log-in to the PCs as a ‘Guest’ using the unique code on the pass. If printing, non-members will also need to be given a 'Print release' card from the staff in order to release their print job from the self-service terminal.
All members and patrons must abide by the Public Access Computers Conditions of Use.
- A4 black & white $0.20
- A3 black & white $0.40
- A4 colour $1
- A3 colour $1.50
Your library card now also functions as your printing account card. If you do not have a library card and are using the computer as a 'guest', you will need to be given a 'print release' card. To print/photocopy first scan your card at the coin box terminal and load money onto it. Then scan your card at the printer/photocopier and release your print job or select 'copy' to photocopy.
The coin box terminal accepts all coins and notes, however please note no change is given. Any money loaded onto your printing account remains there until used. Any money loaded onto your card can only be used to pay for photocopying and printing.
EFTPOS: it is possible to pay for printing using EFTPOS but you still need to need to send your document to print via one of the library 's PCs.
Members and patrons must send their document to print via one of the Public Access PCs. The library printer is not WiFi or bluetooth enabled and cannot release print jobs from devices or a USB.
The library has two scanners, one connected to a computer and another that is built into the printer. The scanner connected to the computer can scan to email and to USB. The scanner built into the printer can only scan to USB.
You must have a library card to log into the computer or the printer.
Non-members pay for a 'guest pass' to access the computer and to scan to email. To scan to USB, non-members can borrow one of the 'print release' cards to log into the printer for free.
Faxes cost $3
Enquire at the front counter if you wish to send a fax from the library 's fax machine.
The library has heavy duty bike locks and chains available for members to borrow for one day use only and must be returned during library opening hours.
All members and patrons must abide by the Bike Locks Conditions of Use.
Enquire at the front counter if you wish to borrow one of the library 's bike locks.
The library has headphones available for members to borrow for one day use only and must be returned during library opening hours. In order to be effective, the headphones must be turned on and plugged into a PC or device.
All members and patrons must abide by the Headphones Conditions of Use.
Enquire at the front counter if you wish to borrow one of the library 's headphones.
Want to chill out in the park and read? The library has deck chairs available for members to borrow to use in John Macmillan Park for one day use only and must be returned during library opening hours.
All members and patrons must abide by the Deck Chairs Conditions of Use.
Enquire at the front counter if you wish to borrow the library 's deck chairs.
The library has ping pong paddles and balls available for members to borrow to use at the Public Outdoor Ping Pong table in John Macmillan Park for one day use only and must be returned during library opening hours.
Enquire at the front counter if you wish to borrow the library 's ping pong paddles and balls.
Being physically active is important for your health and wellbeing.
A Get Fit Kit is designed to help get you moving and they are now available for loan at the Victoria Park Library. The kit includes various exercise equipment and even sample exercise programs to get you started.
Enquire at the front counter to borrow a kit. Please check with your doctor before you borrow a kit, especially if you have any health concerns.
The library has two charging stations. Each charge bar can accommodate up to eight different devices(Apple and Android). One is located opposite the magazines and the other is in the YA area.
Please be aware that you leave your phone/device in the station at your own risk.
Get smart! Try before you buy.
Want to smarten up your home with energy-saving smart technology but not sure how they work?
The library has some smart devices for you to test drive and decide if they are right for you.
These include Google Home Mini, Smart lighting kit, Wi-Fi power point controller, energy cost meters and Google Chromecast.
The library displays documents, flyers and brochures with Town of Victoria Park Council and community information and events.
The library has a meeting room that is available for hire. The meeting room seats a maximum of eight people and has to be booked in advance. Tea and coffee making facilities are available.
Cost: $5 per hour for not for profit groups, $15 per hour for commercial groups.
To book: Contact the library via phone, email or in person.
Do I have to be a library member to use the public computers/scanner/photocopier/printer/fax?
No, anyone can access the library services. Library members have free access to the PCs, but if you are not a library member, you can book a PC for $2.50 per half hour.
Can I print from my laptop/phone/tablet/USB?
No, the library printer is not WiFi or Bluetooth enabled and cannot release print jobs from devices or a USB. You need to send your document to print via one of the public access PCs.
Can I pay for my printing with EFTPOS?
Yes, it is possible to pay for printing using EFTPOS. You still need to need to send your document to print via one of the Public Access PCs. Library staff can then process payment via the library ’s EFTPOS machine and release your printing from the computer at the front counter.
Do the library computers have internet access/this specific type of software?
All of the PCs have internet access via web browsers and have basic software installed on them (e.g. Microsoft Office programs).
I’m not very confident with using computers, is there someone at the library who can help me/teach me how to use it?
No, please contact the Victoria Park Digital Hub for computer, internet and device training. The Digital Hub provides free computer courses and online training for the local community, not-for-profit organisations and businesses.
Does the library offer tax help/eTax?
No, members and patrons should contact the Australian Taxation Office on 13 28 61 to see if they are eligible for help and to book an appointment. However, you can use the library PCs to lodge your tax return via the MyGov website. You need to be registered on the MyGov website and have a username and password.
Do you filter websites/search engines?
No, the library does not utilise filtering software.
Can the library or Town of Victoria Park access or store any of my personal information?
The PCs are reset each time they are restarted, so no passwords are ever kept. No attempt is made to identify individual users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the library ’s logs. The number of people using the public access computers is logged and may be used by the library for statistical purposes.
I am or know someone who cannot visit the library in person. Does the library offer a delivery service?
Yes, the library offers a Books on Wheels delivery service to residents and their carers living within the Town who are physically unable to visit the library (conditions apply). To speak to the library officer in charge of the Books on Wheels service, contact the library.