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
  • DVDs / BluRays
  • Wii games 
  • Board games
  • 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.



Loan period

Item limit


4 weeks

Quick Reads

2 weeks


Audio books

4 weeks

5 per member


2 weeks

20 per member


2 weeks

20 per member

Wii games 

2 weeks 

2 per member


2 weeks

4 per member

Independent Living collection

2 weeks

2 per member


2 weeks

20 per member

Popular titles: books

2 weeks


Popular titles: audio books (non digital)

2 weeks


Popular titles: DVDs / BluRays

1 week



Extending loans

Loan periods for all items, excluding toys and Quick Reads, can be extended twice except where someone else has reserved the items. Toys can be extended once. Quick Reads cannot be extended.


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 night or day.

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

To open the after hours chute hold a library item up to the chute front (where the instructions are) and then pull open the chute. Multiple items may be returned at the same time.

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