Membership and Services
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 customers can now use any public library across SA with a single card and have access to over 4 million items. The SA public library 'one card' network has connected the systems of more than 130 public libraries across South Australia to let you borrow and return items wherever you go, using your current library card. The Mitcham Library Service offers books, CDs, audio books, DVDs, newspapers, online databases, magazines plus much more.
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.
- 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.
We take your privacy seriously. All local government employees are bound by the Code of Conduct for Council Employees. To learn more about your privacy as a user of the One Card Network please click here.
Internet & Wi-Fi Facilities
Free computer access to the internet is available at Mitcham and Blackwood Libraries. Bookings are not essential but are recommended and can be made at the library, via the telephone, or by accessing the online booking system. People under the age of 18 require signed permission from a guardian. Bring your own laptop, tablet or smart phone and access our free wireless Internet service.
Photocopying, Faxing and Laminating
The Mitcham Library Service provides the facilities to photocopy, fax or laminate documents
We also offer:
- Baby storytime
- Book discussion groups
- Computer training classes
- Wii (Blackwood) & Xbox (Mitcham)
- Group tours, community talks and activities
- Guest speakers
- Library bags
- Meeting rooms
- Scanner and printer
- School and kindergarten visits
- School holiday activities
- Special displays
- Storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers
- Toy libraries