Membership is free to anyone. You can borrow books, use online resources or do your own research, all at no charge. We keep our other charges to a minimum so all members of the community can access our services.
If your book or other item is overdue we charge you 25 cents a day per item, up to a maximum of $10 per item. Please note you will be unable to borrow or renew any items, or place a hold on any item until your total overdue charges is reduced to less than $5.
Reserving a Book:
If you reserve a book with us it will cost you $1. Inter-library reservations (where we reserve the book for you from another public library service) will cost $3 per item. In addition to the $3, Inter-Library reservations from the SWIFT Library Co-op (Ashfield, Botany and Marrickville) will cost you $6 and from universities or TAFE institutions $16.50.
Lost and Damaged Items:
If an item is damaged or lost it will cost you $5 plus the cost of replacing the item.
Replacement and Guest Membership Cards:
If you lose your card a new one will cost you $1, if you only wish to use our printing or computer services, a print/copy card is $2 (print,scan and copy fees apply).
Copyright and your Obligations:
You are welcome to copy and scan material from the Library’s collections provided you meet the requirements
of the Australian Copyright Act 1968 and and any special requirements applied to our Local Studies collection material.
Copyright information for library clients and staff clearly explained here. Information on copyright provided by the Library does not constitute legal advice. If in doubt, seek legal advice before copying a work.
All Fees and Charges
|General Library Services|
|Book Club Subscriptions||$60.00||per club|
|Family History Group Membership||$13.00||per annum|
|Library Programs and Events||Various|
|Replacement Library Membership Cards||$1.00||per card|
|Digital Photographs - High Resolution||$35.00||per photo|
|Digital Photographs for commercial use in publications or television||$60.00||per photo|
|Fax Local||$2.00||per page|
|Fax STD||$3.00||first page|
|Fax STD||$2.00||subsequent pages|
|Fax ISD||$8.00||first page|
|Fax ISD||$2.00||subsequent pages|
|Self Service Fax at Mona Vale branch||$1.50||per page|
plus additional fees from various external institutions
|University/Corporate/TAFE or Other Library Network||Various|
|Lost and Damaged items||$5.00||plus replacement cost|
|Overdue items||$0.25||up to $10 maximum|
|Printing and Photocopying|
|Print/Copy card||$2.00||per copy|
|Photocopy BW A4||$0.20||per copy|
|Photocopy BW A3||$0.40||per copy|
|Photocopy Colour A4||$1.50||per copy|
|Photocopy Colour A3||$3.00||per copy|
|Scanning||$0.20||per scan up to 50MB|
|Commercial Publication Sale||Various|
|Microfibre B&W||$0.20||per copy|
|Meeting Room Hire (Warringah Mall, Dee Why and Glen Street branches)||$250.00||per day for commercial use|
|Meeting Room Hire (Warringah Mall, Dee Why and Glen Street branches)||$60.00||per hour for commercial use|
|Meeting Room Hire (Warringah Mall, Dee Why and Glen Street branches)||$100.00||per day for not for profit use|
|Meeting Room Hire (Warringah Mall, Dee Why and Glen Street branches)||$25.00||per hour for not for profit use|
|Cancellation of meeting room hire for not for commercial use||$60.00||for 48hrs or less notification|
|Cancellation of meeting room hire for not for profit use||$30.00||for 48hrs or less notification|