Loan period and item limits
|Item ||Loan period ||Item limit |
|Books / Audiobooks ||4 weeks || |
|eBooks / eAudiobooks ||3 weeks ||10 |
|Quick Reads ||2 weeks ||2 |
|Quick Flicks ||1 week ||2 |
|CDs ||2 weeks ||20 |
|DVDs / BluRays ||2 weeks ||20 |
|Wii / Wii U / XBox 360 / PlayStation 4 games ||2 weeks ||2 |
|Toys / Costumes ||2 weeks ||4 |
|Independent Living collection ||4 weeks ||2 |
|Magazines ||2 weeks ||20 |
|VOX (audio enabled books) ||4 weeks ||2 |
|Popular titles: books / audiobooks ||2 weeks || |
|Popular titles: DVDs / BluRays ||1 week || |
Loan periods for all items, excluding VOX (audio enabled books), Quick Reads and Quick Flicks, can be extended twice except where someone else has reserved the items. VOX, Quick Reads and Quick Flicks cannot be extended.
Extending your loans online
Items can be extended online through the Library catalogue or the app. To access your account you need to know your Library barcode number and PIN. Look for "My Account" on the top right hand corner of the catalogue. Your PIN was set when you joined. If you have forgotten it you can either reset it online (if you have an email address registered in your Library account) or call us on 8416 6228. Reset your PIN here.
Log in to My Account on the Library catalogue to extend your loans online.
Visit the Libraries SA website to download the app.
Extending your loans by phone
Contact us on 8416 6228 and we will extend your loans for you.
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, reserve through the Libraries SA app or call us on 8416 6228 and we will place holds on your behalf.
The One Card Network covers stock from all SA public libraries. When searching using the catalogue or app please ensure you are searching across all public libraries (not just your local library).
To request an inter-library loan from the State Library of South Australia (or an interstate library) contact the Library on 8416 6228.
Returning library items
You can return library items to:
- Hamra Centre Library using the external returns chute. The external returns chute is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please note that certain items i.e. toys, kits, costumes, sporting equipment and games (including jigsaws and board games) cannot be returned through the chute. They can be returned to the Hamra Centre Library foyer Monday to Friday, 10am - 2pm, or you can call us on 8416 6228 to organise their return.
- Any public library in South Australia (excluding toys, kits, games, sporting equipment etc). However, please check with the library as due to COVID-19 restrictions not all libraries have re-opened yet.
External returns chute
Our external returns chute is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The chute is located on the southern side of the Hamra Centre Library near the car park.
To open the chute hold a library item up to the chute front (where the instructions are) and then pull open the chute. Click here to see a YouTube video on how to use the chute.
Multiple items may be returned at the same time.
Please note that certain items i.e. toys, kits, costumes, sporting equipment and games (including jigsaws and board games) cannot be returned through the chute. They can be returned to the Hamra Centre Library foyer Monday to Friday, 10am - 2pm, or you can call us on 8416 6228 to organise their return.