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Join the library for free and enjoy great perks!

Your Library card gives you free access to WiFi, printing, creative spaces, and programs — not to mention our entire collection of books, eLibrary, movies, STEAM Kits and music!  Choose your style by selecting one of our library card designs which you can collect from any of our library branches.

Sign up for your free membership either online or in person at one of our library branches and enjoy the endless possibilities!  If you wish to apply online, complete the relevant details and then take a form of your ID into a library branch to obtain the library card of your choice.


For Adults



For Children

Begin a love of reading that lasts a lifetime with your child's very own Bayside Library card. A new library card has been designed just for young ones. 

There is no minimum age (those under 16 years require a signature from their parent or guardian for Full Membership).



General Information

Is Library Membership free?


How many items can I borrow?

You can borrow up to 60 items at any time!

It’s easy and convenient to borrow, click & collect, and return your items, either online, in person at any Bayside Library location, or at our Library Lockers in Hurlingham Park.


Can I reserve items?

Yes!  You can reserve items either through our library catalogue, library app, or with staff assistance in one of our branches.

You may have up to 30 reservations on your account at any one time. Reservations are free of charge.  Once a reserved items is available for you to collect, we will let you know and hold it aside for you for 10 days to collect.

How long can I keep items I borrow?

The loan period for most items is four weeks.  Magazines, STEAM Kits and Board Game can be borrowed for two weeks.  Our Hot Read titles are 7-day loans.

It's easy to keep track of your loans using the Library app.

Automatic Renewals

For your convenience, items you have borrowed will automatically renew.

You can check the due dates of your items any time by signing into your Library account online, or through our Library App. Items may be manually renewed before their due date by signing into your account online or calling 03.9261.7125.

Interlibrary loans, items that have already been renewed twice, and items requested by other customers cannot be renewed.

Do you charge overdue fines?

No!  Bayside Library Service has been proudly a fine-free Library for several years! We don’t charge any overdue fines. Fees for damaged or lost items may still apply. 

Can I request items that the library doesn't hold?

If there is something that you would like, that the library doesn't hold, you can request an item not held.

Does the Library have academic material for my university course?

No, the Library doesn't hold textbooks and academic materials.  You might be interested in obtaining CAVAL card.


Get Started!

Please read our conditions of use, then click the button below to proceed to the registration form (you must be 16 or over to join online).

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