Want to live a more sustainable lifestyle? Your local library has a huge range of books and resources on the topic of sustainability. Plus borrowing books rather than buying them is sustainable too!
Check out some great sustainable architecture ideas with Smart homes and communities or see how people are transforming their urban communities with RetroSuburbia and The urban farmer. Get some tips on how to move towards zero waste with Zero waste home and My zero-waste kitchen. You'll then ready to take on Connect: practical ways to grow and prepare sustainable food and Self-sufficiency: a guide for 21st-century living.
What else is sustainable about using libraries? Try downloading our free eBooks that save on paper, have your next meeting or study session here to save on household utility bills and use our wi-fi instead of wasting power at home.
We also have power mate kits you can borrow that measure the energy used by household appliances. These can be reserved and loaned just like a book.
Visit the sustainability section of our website to see how Boroondara is embracing sustainable living and how we support our community on the journey to a greener future.
Reserve a book on the list
To reserve a book, click on the title and use your membership number and PIN to place a reservation.
Self-sufficiency: a guide for 21st-century living by Alan and Gill Bridgewater
A life less throwaway: the lost art of buying for life by Tara Button
The urban farmer by Justin Calverley and Ceres
The sustainable cookbook by editor and food director, Pamela Clark
Dress [with] sense: the practical guide to an eco-conscious closet by Christina Dean, Hannah Lane and Sofia Tärneberg
ReCraft: how to turn second-hand stuff into beautiful things for your home, family and friends by Sara Duchars and Sarah Marks
Smart homes and communities: fostering sustainable architecture by Avi Friedman.
RetroSuburbia: the downshifter's guide to a resilient future by David Holmgren
The art of free travel: a frugal family adventure by Patrick Jones and Meg Ulman
Being the change: live well and spark a climate revolution by Peter Kalmus
How to live plastic free: a day in the life of a plastic detox by Marine Conservation Society
My zero-waste kitchen: easy ways to eat waste free by editor, Ruth O'Rourke-Jones
Make and mend: a guide to recycling clothes and fabrics by Rebecca Peacock and Sam Tickner
Fair food: inspiring stories of ethical living by Nick Rose
Practical self-sufficiency: an Australian guide to sustainable living by Dick and James Strawbridge
Connect: practical ways to grow and prepare sustainable food by Kylie Treble
A zero waste life in thirty days by Anita Vandyke
Meet the Frugalwoods: achieving financial independence through simple living by Elizabeth Willard Thames