Library and information service

Dementia resources blog - sign up todayOur library is committed to providing access to quality dementia related information to people living with dementia.

Anyone is welcome to visit and use the facilities of the library. Call us or come in and chat about becoming a member to borrow from the library collection.

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.

Library catalogue
Alzheimer’s Australia libraries combined have a collection of over 14,000 resources related to dementia. Items held in the collection in Victoria as well as other states and territories can be accessed via the Online library catalogue

The collections span books and DVDs as well as industry journals such as the Australian Journal of Dementia Care. We provide information in a variety of formats, covering a wide range of topics in age/cultural appropriate language.


Reading lists

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

  • Welcome to the library PDF
  • Recommended resources PDF
  • Spirituality and dementia PDF
  • Fiction with dementia theme PDF
  • Frontotemporal dementia PDF
  • Lewy body disease PDF
  • Engagement and activities PDF
  • Down Syndrome and dementia PDF
  • Picture books about dementia for young readers PDF

You can find us at 2 locations. 100 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn and 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.

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.