Library Membership

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Join the Library

It's free to join our libraries!

Library membership is available to all residents of Western Australia.  Membership allows you to borrow items from any of our libraries and provides you with free access to our online resources.

How to join online

Adults can fill out the online membership form to start the joining process from home! You will be emailed a temporary membership number. Use this to place holds on up to six physical items through the catalogue.  To complete your membership and obtain all the benefits, visit any City of Melville library within 30 days and show ID to staff to receive a library card.

How to join in person

Visit any of our libraries to complete a membership application in person. Please bring along your current proof of identification. Those under 18 should have a parent/guardian with them when joining.

View our membership guidelines here

Membership Benefits

  • Access to our collection of books, magazines, DVDs and audiobooks - borrow up to 15 items for three weeks. Search our catalogue to locate items.
  • Login to your library account and view items on loan, manage your holds, list your borrowing history, update your PIN and more.
  • Instant and free access to thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eVideos and more through our eLibrary
  • Free use of our public computers for up to six hours per day
  • Free wifi available
  • Access to a range of services, events, programs and exhibitions for adults and children, including computer and language classes, school holiday programs and Storytime and Baby Rhyme Time sessions.

Library Communications with Members

The library notifies members when requested items (holds) become available for pickup or items on loan become overdue.

Notices are sent via email or in briefer form via SMS if members do not have an email address.

If you have neither email address nor mobile number, you can check your library account online to stay up-to-date with holds or item due dates. Alternatively, you may phone or visit the library to check details of holds and items on loan.

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