Joining the library

To help slow the spread of the coronavirus, Council is taking a number of public health precautions including closing many of our facilities. In addition, many Council events and activities are cancelled. Please visit our COVID-19 page to see what is impacted and for more details about how coronavirus is impacting Randwick City.

Joining Randwick City Library

Membership of Randwick City Library is free.

To join our Library sign up online (link below). You will be contacted by email with your full membership details.

Join Randwick City Library Online

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.

Store your Library card details on your Apple or Android device with the Randwick MyLibrary App, available from your App store. Log in using your card details to view loans, renew or reserve items, search the catalogue, link accounts and access eResources.

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.

Borrowing information

A maximum of forty (40) items can be borrowed on a Library card at any one time.

Item type

Maximum loan

Loan period

Books, Magazines, CDs, Audiobooks

40 items

3 weeks

Kits, Language courses

40 items

3 weeks

Computer Games

40 items

3 weeks

Toys and Games (separate membership required)

8 items

3 weeks

Tabletop Games

5 items

3 weeks

Curriculum Support Collections

40 items

2 weeks

HSC materials

40 items

2 weeks

Entertainment DVDs

40 items

1 week

Red Hot Reads

40 items

1 week

Inter-Library Loan

10 items

As indicated on date due slip

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.

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.

Your Privacy

Users of Randwick City Councils' websites and online services are entitled to expect that any information collected as a result of that use will be treated within the terms of Randwick City Council's privacy responsibilities and obligations. To view our policy, visit the Council page

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