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

Virginia Woolf

Loans


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

  • Members may borrow and return at any library branch.

  • A maximum of twenty (20) physical items may be borrowed at a time. Restrictions apply to HSC & early literacy kit collections. Most collections are available for three (3) week loans. DVDs, print magazines and the HSC collection are 7 day loans. See loan details below.

  • 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.

  • 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's online catalogue (My Account).

  • In addition to the library loans stated above, you may borrow from our collections of eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines.

What can I borrow? And for how long?

Library loans: You may borrow up to 20 items at a time
Books, CDs, Graphic Novels, Audiobooks 3 week loan, 2 renewals
DVDs and Magazines 1 week loan, 2 renewals
Early Literacy Kits 3 week loan, 2 renewals, up to 2 items
HSC Collection 1 week 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: BorrowBox Up to 10 items, 3 week loan, 2 renewals
eAudiobooks: BorrowBox Up to 4 items, 3 week loan, 1 renewal
eAudiobooks: RBdigital Up to 4 items, 3 week loan, 1 renewal
eMagazines: RBdigital Unlimited items with no loan period

Holds (Reservations)

  • Members can place holds on items that are located at another branch to be 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 on-hold item is available.

  • Holds 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.