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Borrowing entitlements

In order to borrow from our collection, you must be a member of the Library
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Full membership

Full registration requires proof of current permanent address (e.g a driver's license) and a second supplementary form of Identification (e.g. a banking card). Other forms of identification and proof of address are also acceptable. Further to this an email address, and/or a telephone number must be provided for future contact.

Proof of current address can be in electronic and hard copy format and can include among other things health care cards, bills, rent receipts, bank statements, letters from institutions, leases, seniors cards, drivers licences, pension cards, passports etc.

What can i borrow?

  • Books and CD ROMs: no limit.
  • Magazines: 10 per age category.
  • CD's: 30 per card.
  • Talking Books with CDs or MP3s: 10 per age category.
  • DVDs: 30 per card.
  • Blu-ray: 4 per card.
  • Console games: 4 per card.

How long can i borrow them?

  • All items: four week loan period.
  • Items with four or more reservations: two week loan period.
  • DVD with one or more reservations: two week loan period.
  • Newspapers and Reference items: Not for loan.

Partial membership

Partial membership is available for those patrons who are unable to present proof of current permanent address. It gives you access to all services, but you can only borrow 2 items at a time. This excludes inter-library loans and console games.

What can i borrow?

  • All Library items: 2 per card.

How long can i borrow them?

  • All items: four week loan period.
  • Items with four or more reservations: two week loan period.
  • DVD with one or more reservations: two week loan period.
  • Newspapers and Reference items: Not for loan.

Bookings only membership

Bookings only membership is available for local area tourists who only require membership for a brief time. It gives access to Library desktop computers for internet browsing, word processing and printing.

Learn more about computer usage.

This membership will expire after 1 month unless renewed by Library staff at one of our Libraries.

What can i borrow?

Bookings only membership is for internet usage only, no Library items can be borrowed.

Conditions of membership

The library has Conditions of Membership to ensure safe and equitable access to our services. You indicate your agreement to follow these Conditions when you or your guardian sign your library card.

View the Port Phillip Library Service Conditions of Membership.

Restrictions on access to library services may be imposed on individuals who fail to abide by these conditions. This may include exclusion from the library and library services for a period of time as determined by the Library Co-ordinator.

We also have Conditions of Entry for all visitors to our library branches. These outline suitable behaviour in library spaces.

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