Library membership is free and open to all. You can join by visiting your local library and producing identification with your current address and signature. Onkaparinga libraries are part of the statewide One Card network. This means that library members can borrow items from any library in the state that is part of the One Card network.

We value your privacy in respect of the personal information that you provide us upon joining and when updated. Read our approach to maintaining confidentiality of this information.

Items may be borrowed from, and returned to, any South Australian Public Library. You do not need to return items to the library from which you borrowed them.
We ask that you have your membership card with you when borrow items at all times. If you have lost your library card please ask the staff at your local library. Replacement cards are free.

Items that can be borrowed: (up to 100 items)

  • Non-fiction - 28 days
  • Fiction - 28 days
  • Top reads  - 7 days
  • DVDs - 14  days
  • CDs - 14 days  
  • Magazines - 14 days
  • Audio books  -  28 days
  • Other language material -  28 days
  • Toys and sporting equipment four items -  28 days


Any item may be renewed once for a further loan period on or before the due date, provided it has not been placed on hold by another borrower.

Items can be renewed online, by phone or personally at any library branch.


Should an item be available at another branch or currently on loan, you can place a hold on this item through the online catalogues or by asking library staff. When the item becomes available, you will be sent a notification via SMS, email or mail, so please check that your contact information is current.

In addition to our own collections, we can access books from all public libraries in South Australia through the One Card network and from other Australian libraries through interlibrary loans. You may request items not held by the library by completing a request form obtainable at either the reference or circulation desks. If the item is suitable for purchase, the library will endeavour to obtain it or we will request it as an interlibrary loan. No charge is made for this service unless the material cannot be located within the public library system. In this case, a $13.50 fee is charged.