Membership and Borrowing
Becoming a Member
Membership is free to anyone who can produce relevant identification with their name, current address and signature. A guarantor is required for people under the age of 18. Click here to register online.
To join the Toy Library, a small annual membership fee applies. Please click here to visit the Toy Library web page for more information.
Mitcham Library Service is proud to be part of the One Card Network in South Australia. This computer system will be gradually introduced across South Australia to connect more than 130 public library catalogues together. This means you will be able to see what is available in other participating public libraries and borrow their items as well as those available at Mitcham Library Service. You can go to any participating library and borrow an item. You must present your library card to borrow. You can also use the library catalogue (now called Enterprise) to place a hold and have your item delivered to your home library (i.e. Mitcham or Blackwood Library). You can also request to have your books sent to another library. Mitcham Library Service will send you a pre-overdue notice (by email), an overdue notice at 14 days and an invoice for the replacement cost if the item is not returned. Per notice fees and processing fees will apply. If you owe over $30 you will be unable to borrow from any One Card library. For further information on the One Card network please ask our staff.
Accessing the Catalogue
Our catalogue lists material at any OneCard Library. Anyone can search the catalogue, but a password is required to access your records, renew and reserve items at the Library or via the internet at home. The home page can be accessed at http://library.mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au
On the first visit 5 items in total. Following visits up to 100 items at once from all OneCard libraries. There is a limit of 20 audiovisual items per card. Read our fair use policy.
Items may be returned to either branch:
- 4 weeks for books, audio books and language kits.
- 2 weeks for DVDs, CDs, magazines, and inter-library loans.
Loans can be renewed in person, on the phone or via the internet if not overdue. Items can be renewed twice, unless reserved by another borrower.
If the item you require is out on loan, you can place a reservation using the catalogue in the Library or on the internet. We will notify you by email, post or sms as soon as the item is available and hold it for 7 days for you to collect. You can reserve up to 30 items.
After Hours Returns
After-hours return chutes are located near the entrance of both Libraries for your convenience.
If we do not have the item you require in our catalogue you may contact us in person, by phone or via our website and we will try to obtain it for you.