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Membership gives you free access to our range of eResources, use of our computers, printing services and best of all gives you access to hire a huge range of books, magazines, audio books, music, movies and more.

How do I become a member?

Library membership is free for Western Australian residents.

To sign up, please visit your local library and bring along one of the following forms of ID, to show proof of your name and current address:

  • WA driver's licence
  • Bank statement
  • Health care card
  • Pensioner concession card
  • Rates notice
  • Utility bill (water, phone, gas, electricity)
  • WA motor vehicle registration
  • Rental receipt
  • Lease agreement.

You will also need to provide the name and phone number of a friend or relative as a secondary contact.

If you are living in temporary accomodation, or unable to show proof of address, there will be a delay in joining, and if you are under 18 years of age please bring along a parent or guardian to show their ID on your behalf.

If you need any help, please contact us

What can I borrow?

You can borrow a maximum of 15 items, or 8 DVD's. 

Items available to borrow include:

  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Talking books
  • Large print books
  • DVDs
  • Graphic novels.

You can also borrow:

  • eBooks
  • eAudiobooks
  • eMagazines.

Loan limits for eResources differ.  For information on eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines visit the eLibrary page.

How long can I borrow for?

The standard loan period is three weeks.

Items in high demand have a loan period of ten days.

How do I borrow items?

You can borrow items by:

  • Producing your library card
  • Showing photo identification
  • Stating the PIN (personal identification number) for you membership.

Lost, damaged and stolen items must be reported immediately.

How do I request an item?

You can request items held at the Bayswater, Maylands and Morley libraries:

You can request selected materials from other public libraries by:

Restrictions apply to what can be requested from other public libraries.

How can I renew items I have borrowed?

Renew your items:

Items can't be renewed if:

  • Another person has requested it
  • The item has been renewed twice previously
  • A tax invoice has been issued.
What happens if I don't return what I borrowed?

Overdue notices are issued when an item on loan is past its due date.

If the items are still not returned, a tax invoice will be issued. Membership priveleges are suspended until the items are returned or paid for.

Items on a tax invoice can't be renewed.

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