Library and information service in VIC


Dementia Australia library

Our national  library service provides access to quality dementia related information. The service supports people living with dementia, family carers and friends  as well as people working in dementia care practice and allied health areas.  

Resources contained in our library range through books, journals, ebooks, audiobooks and video content. Coverage by the collection is vast including dementia care practice, memoir, fiction, resources for children, clinical information about different types of dementia  as well as practical information for caregiving.


Browse our comprehensive library catalogue  

Access Ebooks and Audiobooks   24 hour access to resources


Contact us about becoming a borrower.


Visit the library

  • 100 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn
  • 55 Oak St, Parkville.

Library opening hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Popup libraries are now attending select Memory Lane Cafes. Contact the library or your Memory Lane Cafe coordinator for further details.

Library Blog

The Dementia Resources blog is updated every 3- 4 weeks, is topic based and covers a range of resources.
Dementia Resources.

Recent topics have included Dementia and fiction , Frontotemporal dementia, Dementia and spirituality and Montessori activities and dementia.
You can sign up for updates and whenever we post on a new topic you will automatically receive an email.



Reading lists

Not sure where to start, why not download one of our reading lists for suggestions.

  • Recommended resources PDF
  • Fiction with dementia theme PDF
  • Spirituality and dementia PDF
  • Picture books about dementia for young readers PDF
  • Frontotemporal dementia PDF
  • Lewy body disease PDF
  • Engagement and activities PDF
  • Intellectual disabilities /Down Syndrome and dementia PDF


If you are looking for items to provide engagement, stimulation and relaxation for people living with dementia you might wish to explore the Brotherhood of St Laurence Dementia Resources Library

For more information contact us on 03 9815 7800 or email or ring the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.