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Library Membership

Library membership is free. We have 6 branches and an outreach service. Members can borrow and return resources, participate in programs and access internet, fax, scanning, printing and copying facilities.

 

Joining

Anyone with proof of residential address who agrees to the Terms of Borrowing and Membership (80KB) may become a member.  Children and young adults under 18 years of age require the signature of parent or guardian to become a member. You must  present your membership card to borrow resources or to verify access to our online resources. 

Resources

  • Books
  • Audio-books
  • e-books
  • DVDs
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Large print books

You can find items by searching our Library Catalogue or browsing the shelves at your local branch.

 

Loans

You can borrow up to 30 items for 3 weeks.

You can place up to 30 items on hold or renew items once before their due date in person or by phone during opening hours, or online using your account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You cannot renew items on loan and reserved by another member. You can hold items from other branches of our library services or other Swift libraries and they will be delivered to your branch at no cost.

Fees and Charges apply to overdue items, printing, covering and replacement of lost books (see table below).

 

Inter-Library Loans

Library Link enables you to search resources available in all public libraries in Victoria.  Resources can be requested via inter-library-loan.

Please ensure you have searched for an item at all Swift libraries via our library catalogue before requesting it for an inter-library loan.

Contact your local library for details. Fees may apply.

 

Internet & Wifi

Access is free, bookings are required. All users must comply with the Library Computer Guidelines (228KB)

 

Fees and Charges

Facilities are available at all branches at costs identified in the table below.

Item Fee
A4 Photocopying and Printing from PCs 20c per page (mono)
A3 Photocopying and Printing from PCs 50c per page (mono)
A4 Photocopying and Printing from PC’s $1.00 per page (colour)
A3 Photocopying and Printing from PC’s $2.00 per page (colour)
A4 Microfilm Printing (Sale and Yarram Libraries) 20c per page
Interlibrary Loans – Search Fee $4.00 per book
Interlibrary Loans – Transfer $18.50 per book
Overdues (After Grace Period Expires) 15c per day
National Facsimile Fees $4.00 (First page)
National Facsimile Fees $1.00 per page (Additional pages)
Overseas Facsimile Fees $8.00 (First page)
Overseas Facsimile Fees $2.00 per page (Additional pages)
Library Receiving Faxes $1.00 per page
Library Cloth Bags - Adults $4.00
Library Cloth Bags - Child $4.00
Mini-earphones $5.00
A4 Laminating $4.00 per page
Book Covering (standard sizes) $10.00
Binding Repairs (Thin Book approx. 10 mins) $10.00
Binding Repairs (Thick Book approx. 15 mins) $15.00
Replacement Membership Cards $5.80
USB Drive 4mb  $8.00
Replacement CD for Talking Book Set  $16.00 
Lost Book or Audio Visual Item RRP

 

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