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How do I join?

Membership is free and open to everyone! Just bring ID showing your name and address and we will give you the application to fill out. Or while your here join online by clicking here and confirm your details when you visit the library.

Those under 18 will require the signature of a parent or guardian.

Borrowing

You can borrow up to 35 items which includes 5 DVDs (please note that while the One Card Network policy differs from this, our policy overrides). Items are available to loan for 4 weeks. Exceptions apply to high demand items.

If the item you want is on our catalogue but not on the shelves you can place a reservation on this item. If we don’t have it in our collection - we will do our best to get it for you!

Overdue Items

Please remember that other people may be waiting for the items you have borrowed and return them on time.

A receipt will be generated whenever you borrow with the due date of your items. If you have given the library an email address, mobile phone number or landline, you will receive an automated reminder message 3 days before your loans are due and an overdue notice 4 days after your loans are due.

If items are not returned within 14 days of the due date a final notice will be posted to you and your borrowing and Internet privileges may be suspended until the items are returned.

After a further 14 days (28 days in total) if your items have still not been returned you will be issued with a letter listing the items outstanding and their costs. A $10.00 administration fee and a $5.00 item processing fee will also be added to your account. You may not be able to borrow or access the Internet until all items have been returned or paid for and the $10.00 fee has been paid.

Home Library Service

If you or someone you know is having problems getting into the library we can help. This can be a temporary or permanent arrangement.

Items are delivered fortnightly by our wonderful group of volunteers and anything from our loans collection can be delivered to your door!

Please contact one of our home Library Service co-ordinators on (08)8645 7891.

Spaces available for use

We have two well-equipped rooms available for public use. Our community room will hold approximately 50 people and our training room will comfortably seat 15. Please ask staff for more information.

Children’s Services

The library holds a comprehensive collection of books to suit children and young adults. Staff are available to help your child locate items on the catalogue and on our shelves to complete that important school project. We also have access to a free on-line tutoring service to help with homework, just ask staff for more details.

Early Childhood services

We hold a range of children's activities to suit all age groups:

  • Giggle Pots for 0-2 year olds,
  • Story Time for 2-5 year olds and school holiday activities for School aged children aged 5-12 years .
  • We also have a toy library with fun and educational toys available for 0-5 year olds.

Internet Services

Library computers

The Library has 12 public access computers available to use free of charge (10x 1 hour  and 2x 15 minute terminals). These are Internet connected and run the Microsoft office suite. Printing is available at a nominal cost.

Bookings are advisable and can be made in person or by phoning the library on 8645 7891.

Wi-Fi

The Library also offers a free Wi-Fi service so you can use your own Wi-Fi compatible device with-in the library.

Library on-line catalogue

You can access our catalogue from home by clicking on the link above. You will need your membership card and pin number to log-in.

What can we help you with?

Items available for loan

  • Books, EBooks and Magazines
  • DVD’s, CD Roms and Music CD’s.
  • Magazines, Audio books  and Talking books.
  • Books in Languages Other Than English.

Services

  • Free Internet and computer access.
  • Internet assistance.
  • Children's activities.
  • Home Library service.
  • Past issues of the Whyalla News.
  • Local History collection.
  • Workshop manuals.
  • Photocopying, faxing and scanning.
  • On-line home work help.
  • On-line databases.
  • Reading areas and coffee machine.
  • Daily newspapers.
  • Community jigsaw.
  • Justice of the Peace (JP) service (Thursday’s 4-6.45pm).
  • Community display area.
  • After hours returns chute.

We are here to help!

If you have any questions or need any assistance finding what you need please ask our friendly staff!

 

 

 

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City of Whyalla
PO Box 126
Civic Building, Darling Tce
Whyalla SA 5600
Tel: (08) 8640-3444
Fax: (08) 8645-0155