borrowing entitlements

Borrowing entitlements

You do need to be a member in order to borrow items from our collection. For more information on joining see the I want to… join the library page

What you can borrow (full membership)

  • 4 week loan period on all items unless in high demand
  • 2 week loan period for items that are in high demand 
  • Unlimited books and DVDs
  • 4 Blu-Rays
  • 30 CDs
  • 10 magazines
  • 10 graphic novels
  • 10 comics
  • 10 talking books on CD
  • 4 PC and console games

Items can be transferred from any branch to your chosen pick up location at the Port Phillip Library Service. You can also return items at any branch of the library.

Partial membership

Members of the public who have proof of identity but not proof of current permanent address will receive partial registration. This includes people who may be staying temporarily at a backpacker’s or hostel, and people who can only provide an email address or a telephone number. Partial registration will allow these people to take out 2 items at one time and make bookings for our computers. Please note that partial members cannot borrow console games such as Wii, Playstation, XBox.


Got an item overdue? If it’s a month late and reserved for another borrower you will be debarred from borrowing, reserving and renewing items.

The debarral status will be removed once the reserved item has been returned.

Reserve or request an item

Looking for an item that’s out on loan or at another branch? Want something we don’t hold in our collection? Find out how to reserve and request items.

Borrow something… in my language

To discover services and collections in languages other than English visit the Community languages page.

I want to

Tip: Your Borrower ID is the barcode from your library card.

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