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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 40 items at a time. These may be borrowed from, and returned to any of the Myli libraries, including the Mobile library.

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

10 per card

eAudiobooks 

14 days

10 per card

eMagazines

14 days

10 per card

 

Renewals

You may renew item/items in person, by phone or through this website. Physical 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 branch libraries or the Mobile library. 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.

Libraries Victoria OneCard – One Card also means that you can use your Myli library card at any other participating Libraries Victoria library. You no longer need multiple membership cards for all the different member libraries. There are 24 libraries that are part of the One Card giving you access to nearly 3 million items in your library catalogue to request. The items can be placed on hold and delivered to your choice of library branch for collection. Please note that from 13 October 2022, this service is currently paused. Learn more on our News Page

Inter-Library Loans – Require a book that isn’t in the Myli library collection? Isn’t part of the Libraries Victoria OneCard? 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).

Purchasing items – Do you have a suggestion for a book that you would like to see on Myli’s shelves? You can submit a purchase request or select titles on The Book Place for purchase consideration.

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

$30.30 from Vic State Library (read in-branch only), Interstate and Academic and Specialist Libraries per item.
$5.00 from non Libraries Victoria Public Libraries, including LibsVic non-sharing 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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