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Library Membership

How to join the library

Visit any library branch to join as a member. Membership is free and only requires one form of identification showing your current address, such as a licence, rates notice or bill. Residents of adjoining local governments may also join as members:

  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast
  • Ipswich
  • Redlands
  • Scenic Rim

If you are from outside these areas, you may join as a traveller or temporary member.

Online Membership is available from the New User button on the My Account page on the catalogue. Entitlements for this membership are outlined on the sign up form.

Junior and adult membership

You may join children legally in your care who are aged 17 and under. Adult membership commences at age 18.

Library member requirements

Your membership card must be presented each time items are borrowed. You are responsible for all items borrowed on your card. No one else should use your library card. Please tell staff if you change your address.

Lost library cards

A lost or stolen card should be reported to library staff immediately to prevent another person using the card. Lost or stolen cards will be replaced on payment of $2.40 including GST.

SMS notices

SMSs notices for requests and overdues are available to all library members. Simply register for notices to be sent SMS from our SMS Registration Form. Notices are also available via email and postal mail.

Temporary membership for travellers

If you are from other areas in Queensland, interstate, or overseas, you may join as a temporary member. You may join at any of our library branches and will need to bring proof of your permanent address, and if possible, where you are staying locally. Temporary membership is provided at a cost of $20, which is refundable by cheque upon closing membership and return of all items borrowed.

Internet-only member

Travellers or visitors who only want short-term Internet access and do not need to borrow items.

Loan terms and conditions

Loan periods

Items may be borrowed for two weeks. Provided there are no other people waiting for items you have loaned out, you may renew your loans up to three times, either online using the library catalogue, by contacting any library branch via phone or in person, or by using the renewal phone service on 3412 5000.

Loans

Twenty items may be borrowed at any one time. Items may include any combination of loanable material, including CDs and CD-ROMs, DVDs, MP3, Fiction and Non-Fiction Books for adults and children, Books in Languages Other Than English, Large Type Books, Magazines, Talking Books and Videos.

Lost items

If you cannot find an item you have borrowed, make sure you check thoroughly around your home. Let library staff know as soon as possible if you are unable to locate the item. You may still be able to borrow items. Library staff will check the shelves over a four week period and attempt to locate the item. If the item cannot be found during this time, you may be required to pay the replacement cost for the item.

Overdue and lost items

No overdue fines are charged, but if you have any items that are more than three weeks overdue, your borrowing privileges will be suspended until the items have been returned. You will receive notification of items which are more than 3 weeks overdue, upon which you will no longer be able to use your library card to borrow items. You will be required to pay the replacement cost of the item if it is not returned.

Requesting items

Members may reserve any items held by Logan City Council Libraries that are on loan to another member or at another branch. When the item is available you will receive notification requesting its collection by the date specified. This is a free service. You may reserve the item by phoning any branch library, or using the catalogue at any branch library or online from home.

Computer and photocopying services

Internet access

Access the Internet in any of Logan City Council's nine library branches. Bookings are advisable and can be made by phone, in person or online at selected branches up to a week in advance. Patrons can book up to 75 mins/day per library card in multiple sessions pending availability. Your library card will need to be brought in when coming to use the Internet. Access to the Internet is free. Up to 10 minutes assistance is provided in the use of the Internet. If you require further assistance, the library regularly holds Internet training classes at all branches.

Office and software facilities

Logan City Council Libraries provide library members with free access to computers for creating and saving documents with Microsoft Office. Staff may only be able to provide limited assistance in using these products.

Online learning tools

Logan City Council Libraries provide library members with free access to a number of databases. Your library card number (15/…) and pin number (DDMM or your birthdate) are required for access.

Photocopying and fax facilities

Logan City Council Libraries offer black/white and colour photocopying and printing directly from library membership cards. Black and white copies are 15 cents for A4 and A3, colour A4 size photocopies and printouts are $2, and A3 size colour photocopies are $4.

Public fax facilities are also provided for both sending and receiving faxes. When sending a fax from Logan City Council Libraries $2 per page is charged.

WIFI facilities

Access to WIFI is available free of charge at all branches to library members as per our Terms and Conditions.