Membership of the library is free. You can join online or by completing an online application any Library. Two forms of identification with your name and current address must be shown when collecting your Library card. There is no minimum age for joining, but those under the age of 18 years require their parent or legal guardian to be present (with identification) when collecting their Library card.
If you permanently live outside Sydney and are visiting Bayside, you may join the library as a 'visitor'. A refundable deposit of $50.00 is required for visitors.
Please look after your library card as it costs $5.00 for a replacement or download this app and carry your library card on your smart phone:
You may borrow up to 100 books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and kits for up to 21 days (2 renewals are possible for most items).
You may borrow up to 8 eBooks at a time for a maximum of 21 days.
You may borrow up to 10 eAudiobooks at a time for 21 days (2 renewals are possible).
You may borrow as many eMagazines as you like and keep them for as long as you like!
Items can be returned to any branch of Bayside Library.
Most items may be renewed twice if not on reserve for other borrowers. Items that have attracted overdue fines cannot be renewed.
You can renew your loans online at any time here.
Reminder notices are only sent by email.
Overdue fines are calculated on a weekly basis. An initial fine of $2.00 per item is charged, increasing by $1.00 per week for each overdue item.
An additional $15.00 per borrower is charged when items are over 45 days overdue or outstanding fines have not been paid and your account is referred to a debt recovery service.
Fines are applied automatically to overdue items. You may not be notified when a fine is added to your account as fines are not linked to overdue notices.
Reservations may be placed on items that are on loan or on order. You will be emailed when the item is ready for collection.
You may be contacted by phone if you don't have an email address recorded. You can also check the status of your reserve by logging into the catalogue.
The reservation limit at any one time is 20.