"I ransack public libraries, and find them full of sunk treasure."

Virginia Woolf


Collections available for loan include adult, youth and children's novels, picture books and information books as well as graphic novels, magazines, DVDs and music CDs. Large print books and talking books are also available, as well as eBooks, eAudiobooks and early literacy kits.

  • A maximum of twenty (20) items may be borrowed. Restrictions apply to talking book, HSC & early literacy kit collections. Most collections are three (3) week loans. DVDs and magazines are 7 day loans. HSC items are overnight loans. See here for details.
  • Most items that are not overdue or reserved for another borrower may be renewed twice.
  • Renewals can be requested in person at a branch, or by phone during open hours, or at any time via the online catalogue.
  • Fees apply for overdue items.
  • Members may borrow and return at any library branch.
  • Lost or damaged items are charged to the borrower at the full replacement cost plus a processing fee.
  • Your account can be reviewed at any time via the library website and catalogue.
  • In addition to the library loans stated above, you may borrow from our collections of eBooks and eAudiobooks. See here for loans details.


  • Reservations allow you to have an item that is at another branch sent to your preferred branch for collection, or to place yourself on the waiting list for an item that is currently on loan.
  • Notification is sent by email or mail when the reserved item is available.
  • Reservations can be placed in person, by phone or via the online catalogue at any time.

Inter Library Loans

  • Items can be borrowed from libraries outside the Blue Mountains area for a fee as an Inter-Library Loan.

What can I borrow? And for how long?

Library loans: You may borrow up to 20 items at a time
Books, CDs, Graphic Novels 3 week loan, 2 renewals
Talking Books 3 week loan, 2 renewals, up to 8 items
DVDs, Magazines 1 week loan, 2 renewals
Early Literacy Kits 3 week loan, 2 renewals, up to 2 items
HSC Collection Overnight loan, no renewal, up to 2 items
Reference, Local Studies, Family History Not for loan
eLibrary loans: In addition to the library loans above
eBooks: Axis 360 Up to 10 items, 3 week loan, no renewal
eBooks: BorrowBox Up to 10 items, 3 week loan, 1 renewal
eAudiobooks: BorrowBox Up to 4 items, 3 week loan, 1 renewal
eMagazines: OneClickDigital Unlimited items with no loan period