Membership

How to join a library

You can join a library online or in-person for free at one of our five library branches.

If you already have a One Card, you do not need to join. You can use your One Card at any library in the Libraries SA network.

To join a library, you need to:

  • provide photo ID as a proof of identity and address (driver's licence, proof of age card, or 2 forms of personal identification with your name and addresss, like Health Care Card or utility bill)
  • be over 18 years of age or have a parent/guardian sign up for you
  • agree to our terms and conditions which an be found in the branch or on the online registration form

If you're under 18 years, you need to have your registration form completed and signed by a parent or guardian.

Read our Library Guide for more information about library membership.

Search the library catalogue

You can search our library catalogue to find thousands of books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, eBooks, audiobooks and more.

One Card

You can use your One Card at more than 130 libraries in South Australia to access millions of books, CDs and DVDs.

The Charles Sturt Library is part of South Australia's One Card network. If you are a member of another library on the One Card network, you can browse and borrow from our collection. If you've moved to a new area, let our library team know so we can update your account details.

Read our Library Guide for more information about library membership.

Your account and PIN

You can log in to your account on the library catalogue home page.

Your username is your library card number eg X0123456789. 
Your library PIN is your password. This is a 4 digit number allocated at time of joining.

Log in to your account to:

  • view personal information, checkouts and holds
  • change your PIN from your account screen

If you have any questions, please check with your local library or call 8408 1333.

PayPal for Library Account

Did you know you can now use PayPal to pay any library fees? Learn more about using PayPal. Please note you do not need a PayPal account to use this service. If you have any questions, chat with one of our friendly library staff members.

Borrowing Items

You can borrow as many as 100 physical items for a period of four weeks for books, and two weeks for DVDs, CDs and Magazines. Limits of 20 items apply for DVDs, CDs and magazines.

Returns, renewals and overdue items

Returns

You can return your items to any Charles Sturt Library location: Civic (Woodville), Findon, Hindmarsh, Henley Beach or West Lakes. You can also return books to any SA Public Library on the One Card network.

The Charles Sturt Library Service has 24 hour return chutes outside each of our library locations.

If you think that you will not be able to return your items on time, please feel free to contact us or use the online catalogue or Bookmyne to extend your loans.

Renewing loans

You can renew library books for twice as long, but only if there are no other people waiting to borrow them. The renewal period is the same as the original loan period. For example, a 4 week item can be renewed for an extra 4 weeks.

To renew loans you can: 

Overdue items

If you don't return an item on time, you'll receive a reminder. You can choose to hear from us by email or SMS.

If you don’t act on that reminder and the item remains overdue, the library that owns the book will send you a notice.

If the notice is issued by the Charles Sturt Library Service it will include:

  • replacement cost of the item/s
  • a $5 processing fee for each item

If the items are returned after this final notice from the Charles Sturt Library, the fees are cleared and there is no charge to you.

Please note: each library in the One Card network may have different borrowing rules. Please chat with your local library team if you would like further information.