"When I got my library card, that’s when my life began."

Rita Mae Brown

Membership


Membership entitles you to borrow materials from any of the 6 branches of the Blue Mountains Library Service and Book Express as well as to access online Library resources. It also entitles you to free limited Internet access within the library. Membership applications can be completed at any library branch. Current I.D with proof of address is required.


  • Membership is free to all residents, ratepayers and also non-residents who work or go to school in the Blue Mountains area.

  • Library members agree to abide by the Library's User Guidelines.

  • Non-residents may apply for reciprocal membership if appropriate, or temporary membership which is subject to a fee.

  • Suitable identification must be sighted that includes name and full address and can include driver licence, NSW photo card, electricity or gas bill, rental lease or receipt or rates notice.

  • Junior membership applications require parent/guardian signature and proof of relationship (such as a Medicare card). The parent/guardian accepts responsibility for items borrowed on the card.

  • Members should always have their card with them to book a computer or to borrow. You are responsible for all items borrowed on your card. Fees apply to access services without a card or to replace a lost card.

  • Extended Loan Membership is offered to borrowers who are genuinely homebound and unable to visit the library without assistance and borrowers who have difficulties reading and/or handling print material on a permanent or temporary basis (ie. through vision impairment, learning difficulties, illness or physical disability). An Eligibility for Extended Loan Membership referral form must be completed with their medical practitioner, health care professional or care provider/facility.

  • Temporary internet memberships are offered for those who do not wish to borrow library materials. There is a charge for this membership and it can be for a period of 7 or 30 days. See the library fees and charges for current costs.