The Mitcham Library Service offers books, CDs, audio books, DVDs, newspapers, journals, pedometers, magazines plus much more. In addition we have personal computers with free high speed internet access for public use, wireless internet access, scanners, image management software, and other Microsoft Office applications. The Libraries also offer a wide range of community activities for people of all ages.
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.
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.
Locations & Hours
Closures due to extreme or catastrophic fire danger
In the event of a Catastrophic or Extreme Fire Danger Warning no Council services will be available in the high fire risk area (Mount Lofty Ranges). Blackwood Library will be closed however services will continue to be provided at Mitcham Library.
Free public access to the internet is available at Mitcham and Blackwood Libraries. A self booking system operates from library terminals. People under the age of 18 require signed permission from a guardian. We also offer a variety of internet classes for a minimal fee and free wireless access.
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.
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.
Colour copying/printing is available. Your Library membership card offers a convenient method of paying for your photocopying and printing.
Easy access to online resources for your research and information needs via our website.
Home Library Service - Free
We offer a free Home Library Service supported by a dedicated team of volunteers. They deliver library items to people unable to leave their home due to illness, a disability or lack of transport. Please call the Mitcham or Blackwood Library for more information.
Community Bus - Gold Coin Donation
The Community Bus collects people from their homes and brings them to the Library. Conditions apply. Bookings are essential. Please call the City of Mitcham on 8372 8859 for more information.
We also offer:
- Baby storytime.
- Badge machine.
- Book discussion groups.
- Community and Council Information.
- Computer training classes.
- Home energy toolkit.
- Engraving equipment.
- Wii (Blackwood) & Xbox (Mitcham)
- Group tours, community talks and activities.
- Guest speakers.
- Justice of the Peace service.
- Laminating (A4 and A3).
- Library bags.
- Meeting rooms.
- Photocopying facilities including colour (A4 and A3).
- Scanner and printer.
- School and kindergarten visits.
- School holiday activities.
- Special displays.
- Storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers.
- Toy Libraries.