How to join the Library(Back to top)
Library membership is free and is open to anyone, even if you don't live within the City of Parramatta.
To join the library you will need to:
- complete the online form; or
- visit the City of Parramatta Library or one of the branch libraries with identification with your name and current NSW residential address
If you are unable to join online then visit any of our libraries with proof of identification to fill out an application form.
If you are under 18 your parent or guardian will need to provide their identification and a Medicare card showing their relationship.
Your Library card(Back to top)
Your library card is your key to our 24/7 online library and our library services. With your library card number and password, you can access thousands of eBooks, online magazines, online resources and much more.
You will need your library card each time you borrow a book or use library equipment including photocopiers, computers and printers.
How many items can you borrow(Back to top)
You may borrow a total of 40 items plus 20 eBooks and 10 eAudiobooks.
|Collection||Number of items||Loan period|
|General lending||40||3 weeks|
|Basic English||6 (4 IELTS per person or per family)||3 weeks|
|HSC Collection||20||3 weeks|
Reservations and inter-library loans(Back to top)
You can reserve Library items on the Online Library Catalogue or with staff assistance. These reservations are free and you will receive a notice when you can collect the item from the Library customer service desk.
We also can receive resources from other Australian libraries via inter-library loans.
There is a small fee for this service which is non-refundable and there is a limit of 3 inter-library loans per person at any one time.
Returns(Back to top)
All borrowed items have a due date that they must be returned by.
While you have overdue items on your card you cannot borrow further materials.
Return chutes are available 24/7 at all City of Parramatta Libraries. Only items borrowed within the City of Parramatta Library Service can be returned to our libraries.
Responsibilities(Back to top)
Library member responsibilities
As a Library member you need to:
- take care of all items you have borrowed including not writing in Library workbooks
- return all items by the due date
- pay for any lost, stolen or damaged items that have been issued on your card
- make sure that no one else uses your card without your permission
- behave in an appropriate manner while you are in the Library
Responsibility for children
Children under 12 years must be supervised by a responsible person who is 18 years of age or older.
Appropriate supervision requires that this responsible person be within sight of their child at all times.
For further information please refer to Guidelines and Conditions of Use.
Lost or stolen cards
If your card is lost or stolen please contact the Library immediately. A replacement card can be obtained for a small fee upon showing identification.
Your right to privacy(Back to top)
Application for Library membership requires you to provide personal information.
Any personal information provided by you will be used by City of Parramatta or its agents to process this application. The provision of this information is voluntary, however, without it your application cannot be published.
Once you have provided your information to City of Parramatta you can access the information and it may also be available to third parties in accordance with City of Parramatta's Access to Information Policy.