What You Need to Know... What You Need to Know...

Joining the library opens up a world of opportunities and they are all free!

 

How to Join

The library uses a 100 point system which means that library staff will need to see identification which includes your name and current address.  This may be a current driver’s licence, or a combination of other officical forms of identification.

Adults

Complete a library membership form and present it with your identification at any of our South Burnett Libraries branches.  Alternatively, you may wish to complete the form when you visit the library.

Under 18

Children and young people under 18 require a parent/legal guardian to be present when joining with the adult providing identification and proof of current address.

 

Membership facts

  • Your library card must be present when borrowing

  • If you card is lost or stolen contact the library immediately so that no one else can use your card – a replacement card fee may apply

  • You will be liable for the replacement costs for lost or damaged items borrowed on your card

  • Parents/guardians are responsible for their children’s use of the library including the selection and use of any library material or electronic facilities

  • If your address or phone number changes, notify library staff so we can keep in contact with you

 

With your library card you can:

  • Borrow up to 10 items for 4 weeks

  • Borrow up to 10 items from our Bolinda eLibrary in eBook or eAudiobook format for up to 14 days

  • Borrow and return items at any of our libraries

    • Items can be returned via after hours return chutes when libraries are closed

  • Renew items you have on loan

    • Items may be renewed once in person, by phone or online

    • Items cannot be renewed if they are reserved for another member

  • Reserve items for collection at any of our libraries

    • You will be notified by SMS, mail or email when the item is available for collection

  • Review items that you loved or hated

  • Request items for purchase or loan from other library services (interlibrary loan)

  • Access eResources including databases, journal articles, newspapers and magazines

 

In the library you have access to:

  • A variety of collections for adults, young people and children including fiction, non-fiction, DVDs magazines, newspapers, large print books, audiobooks and books in languages other than English

  • Free internet, word processing and WiFi access

    • Phone your local library to make a computer booking

  • Printing and photocopying facilities – fees apply

  • Computer classes to better your skills

  • Author and information talks

  • Groups that meet to socialise, play cards, knit or discuss books

  • Story Time, Baby Bounce and Toddler Rhyme Time sessions to help build your child’s pre-literacy skills and support you in the role as your child’s first teacher

 

Library policies

Libraries Collection Development Policy

Information Technology Resource Services Policy