What can I borrow?
There is a limit of 30 items per card on loan at any time.
However, if someone wishes to borrow all items on a subject, we may ask
you, in fairness to other library users, to limit your selection.
Temporary Membership only entitles you to borrow 2 items per card at a
How long can I have them for?
3 weeks for all items.
Can I renew?
2 renewal periods of 3 weeks each item unless on reserve.
No renewal for:
If due date has already passed
If you accumulate unpaid fees of $10.00 or more.
Renewals can be arranged by visiting the Library, phoning the Library or
online via the Library catalogue.
Please note to access your record online you will need your library card
number and your P.I.N.
Can I reserve an item?
Reservations can be placed by visiting the Library, phoning the Library
or online via the Library catalogue.
Members may reserve 15 books and 15 non-book items at one time.
Please note to access your record online you will need your library
card number and your P.I.N.
Are there any late fees?
Late fees apply to all items returned or
renewed after the Due Date. Current
fees are $1.00 per week per overdue item to a maximum of $5.00
for each item for each instance of late renewal or late return.
It is your responsibility to return your loans on time or renew them
before the date due. If you accumulate unpaid fees of $10.00 or more your
borrowing privileges will be suspended until the total accrued late fine
amount is reduced to less than $10.00.
What happens if I have lost or damaged an item?
Members are responsible for the damage or loss of borrowed items. They
will be charged the replacement cost of the damaged or lost item. If you
accumulate unpaid fees for a lost or damaged item your borrowing
privileges will be suspended until the full replacement cost has been
Why has the library sent me an overdue notice for an item that I have
The most common reason for this is that the notice was placed in the mail
or emailed before you returned the item. You should check
My details on the library website or contact your local library to
see if the item is still on your account. If you think you have returned
the item and it is still appearing on your account please advise library
staff and they will check the shelves for you.
Why do I have to pay an overdue fee when the library didn't send me an
The library sends out overdue notices as a courtesy only. It is still
your responsibility to remember to return items by the Due Date. Failure
to receive an overdue notice is not accepted as a reason to waive fines
by the library. Please remember to let the library know if your mobile
number, postal or email address has changed.
SMS or email Notices
The quickest way to receive your reservation or overdue advice is by
providing the Library with your mobile phone number or email
If you choose to have notices by text or email, one advantage
is that you will receive courtesy reminder notices BEFORE an item is due
and starts accruing late fines.
Copying of Library materials is controlled by the Copyright Act, for more
information on copyright restrictions, see the
Australian Copyright Council