Joining Randwick City Library
Membership of Randwick City Library is free and open to anyone, even if you don't live within the Randwick City Council area. Members are able to visit any of our three libraries and access our online resources.
To join our Library, you can visit any of our branches or alternatively, sign up online (link below) for a temporary card. To complete your registration and collect your new Library card, visit one of our library branches and provide one (1) form of identification with your name and current address. If you are under the age of 16, you are required to have a parent or guardian accompany you when joining.
Examples of valid forms of identification we accept are:
- Driver's licence
- NSW Government issued proof of age card
- Health card
- Household bills
Your Library card
Your membership card is required every time you wish to borrow and to use Library equipment such as photocopying, printing and PCs.
Your Library card is your key to our eLibrary and online resources. With your Library card number you are able to access thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks and online magazine titles, as well as online courses and databases.
If you lose your card, please contact us to have it cancelled. There is a $5.00 fee (GST inclusive) for replacing a lost card.
Joining the Toy and Game Library
interested in borrowing toys from our Libraries? Randwick City Library has over 2,500 toys and games for loan. To borrow toys and games you will need to join the Toy and Game Library; the membership has an annual fee payable on the anniversary of joining.
Some Randwick Council residents may be exempt from payment - find out more at Randwick Toy and Game Library membership.
A maximum of forty (40) items can be borrowed on a Library card at any one time.
Books and audio books
Magazines and CDs
Red Hot Reads
Inter-library loan and items in demand
As indicated on date due slip
|Toys and games (separate membership required)||8 items||3 weeks|
Renewing, reserving, and requesting items
All items borrowed on your Library Card, except HSC material and Red Hot Reads, may be renewed three (3) times before the due date, provided no one has reserved the item.
To renew online through My Account, you'll need to login with your Borrower card number and 4-digit PIN. You won't be able to renew any items online that are currently overdue.
If the item you are wishing to borrow is currently on loan, you are able to reserve the item at no charge.
Reserves can be made through our Library catalogue using your account details and selecting which branch you'd like to collect your item from.
What if Randwick City Library doesn't have the item you're after?
Material not held in the Library's collection may be requested from Interlibrary loans for a fee of $2 per item, or $16.50 from Speciality and University collections. Additionally, you're able to recommend an item to be purchased and added to our collection.
Inter-library loans can be requested through our online form.
Overdue, lost and damaged items
Penalties are incurred for the late return, loss or damage of items. More information on the Library's fees and charges can be found on our Fees and Charges page.