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Become a Member

To join

  • Bring photo ID with your current address to any of our libraries.
  • Library membership is free and open to all South Australian residents.
  • You can register for a library card at any age. Children and teenagers aged 17 years or younger will need a parent or a guardian to register them. 

Become a digital member

  • Join online for a free digital membership
  • Access our Digital library, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, Beamafilm movie streaming and LinkedIn Learning.  

Join here

Already a member?

View the catalogue

View the digital library here

What can I borrow?

We offer a range of items, including:

  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Audio books
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Large print books
  • Dyslexia print books
  • Toys (available from the Hub, Seaford and Woodcroft libraries)
  • Sports and fitness equipment (available from Aldinga, the Hub, Seaford and Woodcroft libraries)
  • Makerspace toys 
  • C-Pen Reader Pens
  • Parenting books and resources 


  • Your Onkaparinga library card will work at any South Australian public library.
  • You can borrow, return, place holds, use computers and use the free WIFI at any public library in South Australia.
  • Most items can be returned to any South Australian public library. You do not need to return them to the same library you borrowed them from. This does not include toys and sports equipment, which need to be returned to the library they were borrowed from.  


How long can I keep library items?

  • Books (fiction and non-fiction) – 28 days
  • Top reads – 7 days
  • DVDs and CDs – 14 days
  • Magazines – 14 days
  • Audio books – 28 days
  • Other language material – 28 days
  • Toys, sports equipment and Makerspace toys (4 items at a time) – 28 days


  • Your library loans are renewed automatically if no-one else has placed a hold on your items. You will receive an email to your registered email address letting you know the new due dates.
  • You can also check your new due dates by logging in to your account or by downloading the Libraries SA app, available on Apple and Android devices.
  • if you wish to manually renew your items, you will be able to up to 3 days before the item's due date. if you need to renew your items earlier, please contact your local library.

To renew:

  1. Login to our online catalogue (You will need your library card number beginning with X0... and your Pin)
  2. Select the items you want to renew.

please contact your local library for help with renewing loans. 



  • If an item is unavailable you can place a hold on it via our online catalogue
  • You may have up to 30 holds on your card
  • You will receive a notification either via SMS, email, or mail when the item is available.


Help: Watch this video on how to place a hold using the online catalogue.

Place holds via the catalogue. 

Please contact your library for help with placing holds. 

Request a new item

Request a new item for your library

We’re always looking for great resources to add to our collection as long as they are:

  • Still in print and available through our library suppliers
  • Published within the last 2 years and suitable for the wider community
  • At a reasonable price and in line with our Collection Development Policy(PDF, 178KB).

We’re not able to take requests for textbooks, technical or professional materials or items in languages other than English.

If your suggestion doesn’t meet these criteria, you can request an inter-library loan from the State Library or a non SA Public Library. A fee may be charge for inter-library loans from a library outside of South Australia. 

Click here to view form.

Customer Service Charter

When signing your library card you have confirmed that you have read, understood and accepted the summary below of the Library’s Customer Service Charter. A print copy of the Charter is available on request from any of our libraries.

This charter outlines Onkaparinga Libraries commitment to providing quality customer service across all our sites.

Our service commitment

  • We listen to what you say and ensure that our work is designed around your needs to the best of our ability. We are committed to:
  • treating you fairly and with respect
  • being visible, approachable, welcoming and willing to help
  •  identifying your needs and responding to these where we can
  • resolving enquiries at first point of contact or, if this is not possible, ensuring the enquiry is referred to the correct person
  • encouraging and supporting the safe use of our online services
  • providing support for digital devices (please note that we are not responsible for any software or other damage to devices while on the premises); and
  • making our buildings and surrounds welcoming and a pleasure to visit

 We ask that you help us to help you by:

  • treating staff, volunteers and others with respect, including those with whom we share facilities
  • treating facilities and property with due care
  • being accurate and honest in your dealings with us
  • clearly communicating your needs
  • always bringing your library card with you in order to borrow and access services
  • returning borrowed items complete, in good condition and on time ·  paying accounts by the due date
  • taking responsibility for your personal property and safety; and
  • providing us with feedback so we can improve our services

 Unacceptable behaviour and consequences

The City of Onkaparinga observes zero tolerance to aggression and violence at any of our sites.