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How to borrow

How to borrow

With your library card, borrowing items is a breeze. 

Step 1: Browse the collection

Wander through the aisles and explore the diverse collection of books. From bestsellers to hidden gems, there's something for everyone.

Step 2: Choose your books

Select the books that catch your eye. Whether it's fiction, non-fiction or a bit of both – the choice is yours.

Step 3: Check them out

Use our self-check kiosks or you can even use our library app to check items out on your phone. You can always visit our friendly team for assistance.

Step 4: Enjoy your read!

Take your items home, find a cozy nook and lose yourself in the world of your chosen stories.

Two women talking at the borrow counter at the library


Browse our catalogue and reserve items to collect at any of our libraries. You can also search using our Library app

Place a reservation

Once you've found what you want, click the "Reserve" button next to the item. You'll need to log in to your library account with your library card number to complete the reservation.

Choose your collection location

During the reservation process, you can select the branch where you would like to collect your items - Maitland, Rutherford, Thornton or East Maitland. There is a clearly marked reservation shelf in each. 

After placing your reservation, you will receive a notification via email or SMS when your items are ready to collect.

Collect and loan

Once you receive your notification, head to your chosen branch to collect your reserved items. After finding them on the reservation shelf, head to our easy self-loans station with your library card, or chat with our friendly team to loan the item.

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