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Do you love books and reading?
If your answer is yes, you’re in luck, because as librarians we are devoted to helping you find the books you need and our LRC is a great space to read in. We know the benefits of reading; Research shows that reading helps to reduce tension levels, improve brain function and increase empathy. This page gives you a few clues about where to find some great books to read. We also encourage you to check out our award winners page, which is full of recently published books that are so good that they have won awards. And if there's something you really want us to get for you, why not request a book?
Great Reading Websites
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations.
Track the books you're reading, have read, and want to read.
Check out your personalized book recommendations. Our recommendation engine analyzes 20 billion data points to give suggestions tailored to your literary tastes.
Find out if a book is a good fit for you from our community’s reviews.
#LoveOzYa is an Australia-wide group which champions young adult literature by and for Australians. They publish interviews with Australian writers and release a monthly newsletter with a round up of the best Australian releases for young adults. They also have a number of book lists with recommended reads by genre.
The Wheeler Centre
The Wheeler Centre is at the heart of Melbourne's literary community and is a great resource for anyone interested in reading and writing. The Wheeler Centre provides pubic talks by both local and international authors. Many of these talks are free to attend and a lot of them can be streamed from their website.
Request a Book
Found something we don't have?
Request it and we'll buy it for you!
We'll even send you an email when it arrives. All we ask is that you write a review saying what you thought about it once you've finished.
Just click here to fill out the form.
Created by Michelle De Aizpurua