Returns, Renewals and Overdue Items


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.