Borrow Direct or Get-It!
How do I borrow? ... Join the Library!
Membership is available free of charge to all residents of Western Australia.
To join the Library, complete the membership form.
You can register online or apply in person at any enquiry desk in the building.You will be issued with a membership card: My Library Card.
You will need to provide proof of identity and current residential address. This needs to be an item showing your name and residential address from an official institution. For example:
- Western Australian driver's licence
- electricity, gas, water, mobile phone or internet bill
- health care card/pensioner card from Centrelink
Children under the age of 18 require the signature of a parent or guardian.
What can I borrow?
Up to 8 items at a time may be borrowed. Your membership card is required to borrow or renew items.
Not all library items are available for loan. Rare, valuable or heavy demand items, as well as all materials from the J S Battye Library of West Australian History are available only within the library building during opening hours.
From 10 April 2013 Heritage Collection materials are no longer available for loan. The Heritage Collection is predominantly items from the J S Battye collection of West Australian History and also includes rare and valuable items. These items can be viewed at the State Library or requested via your local public library for "in library use only", they cannot be borrowed to read at your home.
- General collection
- Sound recordings (cassettes)
- Music scores
- Orchestral sets
- Children’s material
LIBRARY USE ONLY
- WA material
- Oral history recordings
- Reference materials
- Rare materials
- Serials/Magazines - use Journal Article Request form
For how long can I borrow items?
Books 4 weeks
Orchestral sets and playsets 3 months
Can I renew my loan?
Yes! To avoid replacement costs and administration fees being charged, please renew loans by:
Select: My Library Card
Tel: 9427 3243
All loans supplied using the Get-It! service must be renewed through your Get-It! "My Requests" record.
If other readers are waiting for loan, items cannot be renewed.
Where do I checkout and return items?
The circulation desk is located on the ground floor. Our staff will help you with the checkout and return process.
Returns are made to reception on the ground floor.
What happens if I lose or damage Library items?
Take care of the items you borrow as a replacement cost will be charged for items that are not returned or that are damaged beyond repair. A non refundable administration fee of $44.00 will also be charged for each invoice sent.
Telephone: 9427 3243
Page last updated: Monday 21 July 2014