How do I join the library?

 Joining the library is free and simple. Membership gives you access to all library resources, including physical and digital collections, events and services.


If you’re a Victorian resident, simply visit one of our libraries, provide proof of current residential address and agree to our Membership Terms and Conditions below. Our friendly staff will issue you with a library card and get you started on the spot.

If you’re under 18 years of age, bring along a parent or guardian to show proof of current address and agree to our terms and conditions on your behalf.

We invite non-Victorian residents to ask about temporary membership.

Please note: Library Cards expire every 3 years. Once expired, you will need to contact one of our libraries to confirm your address and phone number for reactivation.


eMembership gives you access to our electronic services and resources. You can sign-up online here. Fill out the short form and you will receive a confirmation email during business hours to finalise your membership.

It’s the perfect option if you find it hard to get into a library but are still keen to access our eCollections, which include electronic and audio books, streaming video, magazines, newspapers, language lessons and a remarkable range of information sources.

Membership terms and conditions

  1. Members agree to take good care of all library materials borrowed and will reimburse the Geelong Regional Library Corporation for the cost of any loss or damage to these materials.
  2. Parents and guardians are responsible for their children's selections and use of library materials and services, including access to the Internet.
  3. Members must comply with the conditions of the Copyright Act 1968.
  4. Members are required to advise library staff as soon as possible of any changes in membership details or loss of library card. Replacement cards are available for a nominal fee.
  5. Members agree to pay to Geelong Regional Library Corporation relevant fees and charges associated with the use of library facilities, materials and services. Suspension of privileges will occur if amount owing on membership exceeds $50.00.
  6. Library cards are not transferable.
  7. Local Laws apply within the Geelong Regional Library Corporation.

The Membership Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.

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