Borrow from the library

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To borrow from the library you must be a member.

Membership is free and open to all ages.

Find out more about joining the library.

 

What you can borrow

We have a large range of items you can borrow including:

  • Books
  • Books in large print
  • Audio books
  • CDs
  • CD/DVD ROMs
  • DVDs
  • Wii games 
  • Board games
  • Engraving kits
  • Home energy self audit kits
  • Independent Living aids
  • Jigsaws
  • Language kits
  • Magazines
  • Sporting equipment
  • Toys
  • Items in languages other than English

 

Borrowing conditions

You can have up to 100 items on loan.

View our Conditions of Use. pdf (88KB)

View the One Card Fair Use Policy.

 

Item

Loan period

Item limit

Books

4 weeks

Audio books

4 weeks

5 per member

CDs

2 weeks

20 per member

DVDs

2 weeks

20 per member

Wii games 

2 weeks  2 per member
CD/DVD ROMS

2 weeks

4 per member

Toys

2 weeks

4 per member

Independent Living collection

2 weeks

2 per member

Magazines

2 weeks

20 per member

Popular titles

2 weeks

 

 

Extending loans

Loan periods for all items, excluding toys, can be extended twice except where someone else has reserved the items. Toys can be extended once.

 

Extending your loans online

Items can only be extended online up to the day before the due date.

Log in to My Account on the Library web catalogue to extend your loans online.

 

Extending your loans in person

Contact us on 8416 6228 or drop into the Hamra Centre or Mobile Library and we will extend your loans for you.

 

Reserving items

You can reserve up to 30 items at any one time.

We will contact you by email, SMS or mail when the items are ready for collection.

Reserve a library item online or ask at the library.

 
If the library does not have the item you want

The One Card Network covers stock from all SA public libraries. When searching online, please ensure you are searching across all libraries (not just your local library).

To request an inter-library loan contact the library on 8416 6228.

 

Returning library items

You can return library items to:

  • Hamra Centre Library
  • Mobile Library
  • Or any public library in South Australia

Contact us on 8416 6228.

 

After hours chute

Use the after hours chute to return library items when the library is closed.

The chute is located at the back of the Hamra Centre Library near the car park.

To open the after hours chute scan your library card or the barcode on any library item.

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