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 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, Magazines, CDs, Graphic Novels||3 week loan, 2 renewals|
|Talking Books||3 week loan, 2 renewals, up to 8 items|
|DVDs||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|