Using the Library

Using the Library

Joining the Library
Membership is free.
You can join at any of our branches, or online via the Library Catalogue.
Current identification is required, e.g. Australian driver's licence, rate notice, or utility account.
There is no minimum age to join, but those under 18 must have a parent or guardian as guarantor. Parent/guardian must present identification as above, and provide a signature.
Our Collection
Our collection includes books (including large print), magazines, newspapers, audio books, DVD's, Music CD's, as well as 24 hour access to eBooks, eAudioBooks and online databases through the website.
How many items can I borrow?
There is no limit to the total number of items per borrower.
How long can I have library materials?
The standard loan period is 3 weeks. Your items can be extended, provided they have not been requested by another borrower.
Standard loan - 3 weeks - up to 2 renewals
Short Term loan (Express collection) - 2 weeks - NO renewals
DVD's and Music CD's - 3 weeks - NO renewals
Overdue Fines
The Glenelg Shire Council issues overdue notices and charges fines to encourage prompt return of library material by patrons, thereby making it available for access and loan by other members of the community.
$2.00 per adult item per week (up to a maximum of $10 per item)
Lost Library Items
If a member has borrowed an item that has been destroyed, lost, stolen or damaged, the member must pay for the replacement cost of the item, or a portion thereof. A processing fee may also be charged.
Lost Library Card
It is a condition of use of the Library that your Library card be presented at all times when borrowing Library material. If your card is lost or stolen, please notify the library as soon as possible.
Inter-Library Loans Service
If a book you need is not available at a Glenelg Libraries location or via the SWIFT Consortium, you may request the item through the Inter-Library Loans service, which gives you access to items from other library collections. Items are available according to the loan terms and conditions of the lending library.
Charges apply for this service:
Non-fiction titles $4.00
Fiction titles $6.50
To make a request online, click on the requests button on our Library home page.


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