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Getting a library card

Getting a library card

Joining the library is easy and as a member you can access collections and services from all our locations - East Maitland, Maitland, Rutherford, Thornton.

Here's a simple guide to help you embark on this exciting journey:

Step 1: Sign up, Online or In Person

Join at any of our branches or online. There is no minimum joining age but if you're under 16 years, you'll need a parent or guardian's signature. 

Once registered, you will receive a membership number, which is your gateway to our collections and services.  

Step 2: Receive your library card

Congratulations! You've officially joined the library community. Once your registration is complete, you'll be handed your very own library card – we have juniors’ cards and adult card designs to choose from. 

Remember if you join online, you’ll need to come into a library location to ask for your card to be issued. 

Step 3: Download our app

The Maitland Libraries App allows you to access library resources in the palm of your hand. You can request click and collect on the go, renew items. See what’s on at a library near you, and even borrow your books and access your library membership number using your phone. 

Library team member handing customer their library card


About our library cards

Our library cards were created by Wonnarua artist Saretta Fielding, in collaboration with the local Indigenous community. 

The artworks incorporate Indigenous art and symbols, reflecting the culture, stories, and heritage of the local Wonnarua people.

Bonus tip: Explore digital resources

Our Library offers a huge array of digital resources like ebooks, emagazines, music and films plus online databases for your information needs. Your Library Card is also your ticket to these amazing services.

Join the Maitland Libraries community today