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How to join the Library

Why be a member of Wollongong City Libraries?

Let Wollongong City Libraries open a world of ideas, information and enjoyment for you. With excellent collections, facilities and expert staff assistance Wollongong City Libraries offer a timely, quality service to you, the customer.

How to Join!

Membership is free.

You can join at any of our branches by showing identification with your name and current address details (for example Drivers Licence, Rates Notice, current utilities bill).

You may join the library online. However, you will need to bring ID to your nearest  library, to complete your membership, and receive your card. Join online

There is no minimum age for joining, but those under the age of 18 years require their parent or guardian to sign their card to acknowledge the are responsible for the membership.

What Can I Borrow?

All members can borrow any items from the lending collections which include fiction, non-fiction, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs and music CDs. Your library card entitles you to borrow from all library locations and return to all locations.

How Long Can I Borrow For?

The loan period is four weeks. Loans can be renewed as required. Some collections have different loan conditions, please ask staff for details.

To renew phone the library on (02) 4227 7428 during business hours or log in to your account to renew online.  You will need your library card no. and your Pin to log in.

Loans will not be able to be renewed if they have been reserved by another customer.

Please note overdue fees apply for items returned after the due date. Avoid fees by returning or renewing by the due date.


What Can I Download?

Library members can download music, eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines through our online services. Full text articles are also available for download from our online resources database collection.

Library Elf

Do you have trouble keeping track of all those great books, DVDs and magazines you have borrowed from the Library? 

Why not get some help from Library Elf?  Go to Library Elf sign up, create an Elf account, input your library membership details as requested and make sure you identify your reminder preferences.  Library Elf will send you an email and/or RSS feed reminders about when your items are due for return and your reservations available for collection. It's a great way to get your books back on time and avoid overdue fines.

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