Library news

Half day closure of Ascot Vale Library

On November 3, we will be upgrading our self service technology and installing new equipment. Due to the works required, the library will be closed until 1pm.

The after hours returns chute will also be closed from 7am to 1pm to accommodate the works.

Items can be returned to other Moonee Valley Libraries, renewed online or call 8325 1900 for assistance. 

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Online Library Space Experience survey

The University of Technology, Sydney and Civica Solutions are running a survey in Australia, Singapore, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The purpose of the study is to understand how people use library websites and connect with libraries through Facebook, Twitter and other social media. This will help libraries shape how they provide current services, bring in new services and increase the benefits for communities.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and you can stop at any time. Your responses will be combined with the responses of everyone else who takes the survey and will be used in a research report in a way that will not identify you personally.

Take the survey.



Kanopy: free film streaming for library members


Kanopy is a film streaming service with over 26,000 movies, documentaries and television series. Here's how it works:

  • To access content, members need to sign up and then add their library card number and PIN.
  • You can use any device with a web browser to stream content including gaming consoles, tablets, computers or smart TVs.
  • You will receive 10 view credits for the month and on the 1st of the month, they will be reset to 10. Credits do not carry over to the next month.
  • Some titles are bundled; 1 bundle uses 1 credit but may actually be 3 or 4 related films.
  • Members have 3 days to watch a film or 1 bundle. Be sure it is what you want to watch, once you click play it will count as a credit.
  • You can create your own watch lists and even give the film a rating.
  • Apps for Apple and Android devices will be released in the future.

There is new content added every month and you will automatically get access to it. So follow the link to Kanopy or find it under "music and film" in our online resources page.

Kanopy app 

KOGO: Knit One, Give One

Knit one, give one 

Knit One Give One, KOGO, is a not for profit organisation supplying handmade garments to support people experiencing hardship. Volunteers can make a whole range of items including scarves, beanies, blankets, toys and children’s and babies’ clothing. Finished items are distributed to various community partners throughout Australia including the Salvation Army, Sacred Heart Mission, Mirabel Foundation and Open Family Australia.

Moonee Valley Libraries invites members of the community to share some warmth throughout 2017 and knit, crochet or sew for KOGO. We will be forwarding on donations throughout the year. Patterns are available on the KOGO website or ask staff for assistance.

Completed items or blanket squares may be dropped off at any of our library branches.


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Last updated: Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 3:20 AM