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Borrowing Information

Borrowing Information

Joining the Library

Membership is free and anyone can join. Just come along to any one of our libraries and bring something with your name and current address. Persons under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign for them.

Membership allows you to borrow at any of our libraries.

 

Borrowing, Renewing & Returning Items

Borrowing

Upon joining the library a new card will be processed and given to you. This card must be presented whenever borrowing from any of our libraries and allows you to borrow up to 20 items at a time. These may be borrowed from, and returned to, any of the 11 libraries and 2 mobile libraries.

Item
Loan Period
Limits

Books

4 weeks 

 

DVDs 

4 weeks

10 DVDs per card

Music CDs

4 week

10 per card

Audiobooks CDs/ Talking Books 

4 weeks

10 Talking Book CDs per card

Magazines 

4 weeks

 

Newspapers 

available to read in library

 

eBooks 

14 days

4 per card

eAudiobooks 

14 days

4 per card

eMagazines

14 days

4 per card

 

Renewals

You may renew item/items in person, by phone or through this website. Items can be renewed twice, that is, unless the item has a hold on it, or is in high demand.

Returning Borrowed Items

Items can be returned to any of our 11 branch libraries or 2 mobile libraries. When checked in, items are automatically checked off the patron record. Items can also be returned in the after-hours book chute, available at most of our branch libraries. 

 

Holds & Inter-Library Loans

Holds – Holds can be placed on any of the books, magazines, talking books, videos, DVD’s or music CD’s which are on loan or at another branch. These items will then be delivered to your nominated branch free of charge.

Holds can be made in person, over the phone or through the internet.

Inter-Library Loans – Require a book that isn’t in the regional library collection? Isn’t part of the Libsvic consortia of libraries? Perhaps we can get it in from another library or will consider purchasing it. For further information or if you require an inter-library loan, please contact your nearest library branch. (Fees apply for Inter-Library Loans)  

Are all Library services free?

Some services incur a fee:

        • Inter-Library Loans
        • Photocopying & printing
        • Replacement Cards
        • Replacement of Lost or Damaged Items
Photocopying and Printing

Black and White – 20c per A4 copy / 40c per A3 copy (Double-sided = 2 copies)
Colour – 25c per A4 copy / 50c per A3 copy (Double-sided = 2 copies)

Inter-Library Loans

$28.50 from Interstate and Academic Libraries per item.
$5.00 from non Libraries Victoria Public Libraries per item.

Library Bags – $2.50 each

USB Flash Drives – $8

Headphones – $3.00

Lost or Damaged Items

An amount is charged to cover the value of the items which are lost or too badly damaged to keep in the library. The amount is equal to the cost of the item.

Replacement Talking Books/CD’s – $16.25 per CD

Overall Limit – Upper limit of accrued charges per adult borrower $10.00, Junior borrower $5.00. Loss of Library privileges (borrowing, use of internet/public use PC’s and hold placement ALL suspended)

Replacement Library Cards – $3.20

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