Borrowing

Our libraries are open with limited hours, capacities and visit times. There are no bookings required to visit and our contactless services are still (and will continue to be) available, including Click and Collect and the Vulnerable Communities Library Delivery Service. Return chutes are open 24/7 across all libraries.

Our online services are still available, including extensive digital collections and virtual programs and events

Find out more and view our Conditions of Entry.

Loans, Renewals and Reservations

All items can be borrowed free of charge. Search our catalogue to discover our extensive collections. 

You may borrow up to 50 items for a period of 3 weeks. Items in high demand have 2 week loans. All items may be renewed twice if they haven’t been reserved by others; this may be done online, in person or by phone. 

Items can be renewed online if they are less than 7 days overdue. To renew items that are more than 7 days overdue, please telephone or visit a library.

You may reserve up to 20 items on your card at any one time and will be notified when they become available.

Provide us with your email address to receive email reminders before your items are due.

Returns

Items may be returned to any of our Libraries, and via the after hours return chutes. Overdue items incur charges

Overdue charges are incurred if items are lost, damaged, not returned or not renewed by the due date.

 

Charges

Effective 1 September 2020

Lost / Damaged / Replacement charges:

  • Books: Cost of item + $12.30 processing fee
  • Audiovisual items: Cost of item + $12.30 processing fee
  • Magazine: Cost of item + $3.60 processing fee
  • Replacement Single Item - Audio Book CD: $18.30 per CD.

Miscellaneous Charges

  • A/V items requiring repackaging: $9.20 per item
  • Item barcode: $4.10
  • Membership card: $4.10
  • Cd Case: $4.10
  • Second-hand book sales: prices vary
  • Book strap: $4.10
  • USB Drive: $7.80
  • Headphones: $3.00
  • Charges do not apply for reservations.

Interlibrary Loans:

  • From another public library: $5.00
  • From a State, Academic or Special Library: $16.50