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Borrowing entitlements

In order to borrow from our excellent collection, you must be a member of the Library. Join Library now

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 overdue item? If it’s two weeks late you will be debarred from borrowing, reserving, and renewing items. Contact the library in person or via phone or email. Staff will renew items where possible to restore your borrowing entitlements. Note that reserved items won’t be able to be renewed and must be returned for the debarral to be lifted.

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.