Library membership and services
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Membership to our libraries allows you to borrow up to 20 items at one time, including a mixture of books, DVDs, magazines, audio materials and online resources. Anyone can join and membership is free!
To become a member, please bring a government-issued photo ID which includes a signature, as well as proof of your residential address, such as a utility bill. To begin the process you can register below and start reserving your items today.
Conditions of use
General terms and conditions
You are required to:
- Present your library card to borrow items from the libraries
- Take responsibility for all the items borrowed on your card
- Report a lost or stolen library card immediately so that you are not charged for any items that are borrowed by an unauthorised person
- Notify library staff if your contact details change
- Return all borrowed items on or before the due date
- Pay all charges imposed for late return, damage or loss of library items or membership cards.
- As a child’s parent or guardian you must:
- Be present when they are completing a membership application and countersign the application
- Take responsibility for all items borrowed on the child’s card
- Be present at all times with them in any of the City’s libraries.
- Library members can access general library services up to 10 minutes before closing time
- Any person visiting the City’s libraries must behave in a responsible and considerate manner in accordance with the Library Board (Registered Public Libraries) Regulations 1985. Anyone behaving in an inappropriate or disorderly manner will be asked to leave the premises and may have their membership suspended
- Temporary or permanent suspension may be applied to any library member who seriously misuses the libraries’ facilities or behaves inappropriately in the library.
Online services terms and conditions
- To use the online services, including internet access, you must abide by the WA Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Enforcement Act 1996. To view a copy, please visit the Western Australian Legislation website
- As a parent or guardian, you must supervise children under twelve years of age if they want to access the internet at any of the City’s libraries
- You must not modify the installed hardware or software on computers at any of the City’s libraries
- Library members can access public access computers up to 5 minutes before closing.
To use the public access computers, users will need to agree to the full Online Services Terms and Conditions each time they log on to a computer.
Each of our libraries has a number of computers that are available to members of the public. Access is free for members, with a minimal charge for printing. Please enquire at the counter to book. If you have your own device, we also have free Wi-Fi access at all of our libraries.
Residents and visitors can enjoy access to a number of free Wi-Fi locations in the City’s libraries, leisure centres and the administration centre in Stirling.
How do I connect?
- Make sure you are in one of the free Wi-Fi zones
- On your device, go to Settings > Wi-Fi
- Select the Stirling free Wi-Fi network
- Read and accept our terms and conditions.
Find out more about the City's free Wi-Fi zones