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Membership is Free!

Joining the library is free to all who live, work or attend school within the Shire. Proof of your local address is needed when you apply. Reciprocal membership is available to visitors who are members of another Australian Public Library and have their library card.

What can I borrow?

Library members can borrow 30 physical items at a time. Books and audiobooks are lent for 4 weeks, while magazines and DVDs are lent for 2 weeks. Items can be renwed twice if they not reserved by another member. eBook, eAudiobook and eMagazines loan limits vary, so please check your app for details.

Reciprocal members can borrow 10 physical items at a time.

How do I join the library?

After joining online you will need to visit your closest library within 30 days of registering with some identification. Once we verify your identification, you will receive your library membership card and obtain full membership privileges. Your provisional on-line registration will allow you to use library computers and have access to a range of on-line databases. If you fill in the email field on your membership you will receive an email with your temporary member number and password. Alternatively print the acknowledgment page to have a record of your membership details.

Identification is required

When joining our library, proof of name and residential address are required. Examples of identification are a rates notice, driver's licence or electricity bill. If you are under 16 years of age you will need the I.D. and signature of a parent or guardian to gain borrowing privileges.

Non-residents who are members of another library are eligible to join free of charge. We will ask to see your membership card from the other library and may contact them before we finalise your membership with us.

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