Joining, borrowing & returning

Membership is FREE and open to everyone, no matter where you live, work or study. You can join at any library, just:

  1. Visit one of our libraries 
  2. Present some identification showing name and current address, such as driver’s licence, pension card, utilities bill, rates notice, or bank statement.
  3. For members under 18 years of age, a parent or guarantor is required to complete and sign the membership application, as well as present identification.
  4. Accept the Conditions of Membership and Code of Conduct

Please note: if you are already a member of a library in the Swift Library Consortium, you can use your existing card to borrow at our libraries.  

Online membership

Online membership is temporary, three-month membership that allows you to place holds online. It does not give access to the library’s subscription resources or allow you to borrow or use library computers.

To continue your membership and get full access to borrowing, library computers and online resources, we recommend that you update your online membership to a library card.

Join online

Organisational Membership 

This type of membership is available to organisations such as pre-schools, primary schools,  secondary schools, and child-care centres. It allows bulk borrowing of items for extended periods.  Organisational-membership form.



Your library card provides access to:

4 week loans with no limit on number of items:

    • Books
    • Talking books
    • Kits
    • CD-ROMs

2 week loans



  • Videos – 10 plays per month from Kanopy
  • Music – unlimited streaming from Freegal

Many more online resources


Most items can be renewed twice, unless they are on hold for another borrower, or too far overdue. Top Titles cannot be renewed.

Place Holds

  • On items held in any Swift library (some exceptions apply)



It’s important to return your items to the library on time so that other members are able to enjoy them too.

If registered, we will send an SMS, phone or email reminders prior to the due date to help you.

Members who have overdue items will have their borrowing rights restricted and where an item is lost or not returned, the borrower will be billed for the replacement cost.

As a member of Casey Cardinia Libraries you can borrow items from any of our branches. We also have external return chutes at each branch, which are open 24/7.

If you have library items from a different library, but one that is in the Swift Library Consortium, you can return them at our libraries.  

Downloaded items do not need to be returned. e-Magazines and e-Music are yours to keep, e-audiobooks and e-books expire.

You can opt in to keep an online log of the items you have borrowed previously.  Ask staff for help.

You can also use your library card for a range of services including access to public computers and printing. Find out more on our Services Page.