Some of our services are closed or have different hours over Easter, from Friday 7 April to Monday 10 April.

From 24 July to 31 July, we are celebrating Library and Information Week-external site. The theme for this year is 'Rewrite. Renew. Reimagine'. 

We invite you to spend some time in your local library, or visit a different location to explore, create or learn something new. 

Not only do libraries have great stories, they inspire them too. Libraries and librarians feature in all kinds of adventures so Boroondara Library Service staff have created a collection of our favourite titles that include some library magic. 

Favourite library stories

The map thief by Michael Blanding

The madman's library by Edward Brooke-Hitching

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

Index, a history of the: a bookish adventure by Dennis Duncan

The librarian of Saint-Malo by Mario Escobar

The library of the unwritten* by A.J. Hackwith

The midnight library* by Matt Haig

The library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

The library at the edge of the world by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections by Eva Jurczyk

The absolute book by Elizabeth Knox

Murder at the 42nd Street library by Con Lehane

The starless sea* by Erin Morgenstern

The giver of stars* by Jojo Moyes

The strange library* by Haruki Murakami

The library book by by Susan Orlean

Reading allowed: true stories and curious incidents from a provincial library by Chris Paling

The book woman of Troublesome Creek* by Kim Michele Richardson

The shadow of the wind* by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The last library by Freya Sampson

Threadneedle* by Cari Thomas

The little wartime library by Kate Thompson

Make a reservation

To reserve a book, select the title and use your membership number and PIN to make a reservation. Titles with an asterisk (*) are also available from our eBook collection.

More recommended reading

Want more reading suggestions? You can always speak to our library staff who will help you find new authors based on your preferences. Come into the library or call us to find your next favourite read.

You can also visit our Booklists page for more reading recommendations, or our Book Groups page for everything you need for book groups.