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Becoming a Library Member

Brimbank Libraries are free and open to all.

To join the library you will need proof of your name and current Victorian address.

Children who are under the age of 17 must be joined up by a parent or guardian.

Young people aged 16-17 years and with proof of identification may join the library as an independent.

You may join the library by visiting any of our 5 Libraries at Sunshine, Sydenham, St Albans, Deer Park and Keilor

Joining Online

  • You may also join online and we will post a library membership card and library information to you. To join online you must be over the age of 18 and a resident within Victoria

  • To complete your online membership please click on the link below

The membership card and pack may take up to 10 working days to arrive.

Click here to join online


What Brimbank Libraries Offers

Borrowing

You may borrow up to 40 items on your library card including:

  • Books and audio books for 4 weeks

  • CDs and DVDs for 4 weeks (limit of 40)

  • Magazines for 1 week

  • Playstation and Xbox games for 4 weeks (limit of 2)

  • Toys for 4 weeks (limit of 2 toys, no reservations)

Items can be returned to any Brimbank library during opening hours or through the after-hours chute.

You can request a new title if it meets our selection criteria, and is not already in our collection.

If an item is borrowed from another library service, an interlibrary loan fee will apply.

Click here to make a Suggestion

Collections

  • Our collections we offer to the community include books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, PlayStation games, toys, audio books and eBooks

  • We have books and DVDs in many languages, including Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Maltese, Spanish, Italian, Macedonian, Punjabi, Tamil, Greek, Croatian, Serbian and Polish

  • Resources for learning English

  • Online resources for learning and research


Programs and Services

  • Storytimes for preschool children

  • School holiday and after school activities

  • Study facilities and services for students

  • Conversation clubs, book groups and English learning programs for adults

  • Spaces to relax

  • Printing and photocopying are available for a fee

  • Mobile printing from any device

  • Computers available

  • Free wifi


Conditions of use

  • If an item is returned late an overdue fine for each item for each day will be applied. The current charge is $0.30c per day
  • To avoid overdue charges please renew online, in-person or over the phone. Items that are reserved may not be renewed
  • Reservations may be placed on all items except toys at no charge
  • If we do not have a book you are looking for you may request it through our website or when visiting one of our 5 libraries. Some items may not be held by us but can be requested from other public libraries and at a cost of $3.20 (inter-library loan)
  • Any item damaged, destroyed or lost will have a replacement or damage fee applied
  • Please notify the library immediately if your library card is lost or stolen
  • Notify the library immediately of any change to your personal details including name and address
  • Library users are required to follow Library rules. These are on display at all libraries.


Privacy policy

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Fees and Charges (2019-2020)
If you have any questions please see a staff member.

Overdue item 0.30 per item, per day
Photocopying and Printing (per copy)
Cost per item
Black and White - A4 $0.20
Black and white - A3 $0.40
Colour - A4 $1.00
Colour - A3 $2.00
Interlibrary Loans  
Administration cost $3.30
From an academic library $16.50
Other
 
Minor repairs to damaged item $7.80
Replacement of damaged or lost item Replacement cost
Replacement library card $3.00
Headphones $2.50
USB Phone Charger Cables $6.00
Library carry bag $3.50
Computer classes $10.40
Computer classes - concession $5.20