Join the Library
Anyone can join and borrow from Cambridge Library.
When you join Cambridge Library you will have access to thousands of items, plus free use of library computers, online resources and the internet.
How to join
Becoming a member of Cambridge Library is free and easy!
- Visit the library
- Provide photo ID
- Show proof of your current residential address
- Agree to comply with our Library Services Policy(PDF, 108KB)
- Sign the Cambridge Library membership register
Note: Applicants aged under 18 years need a parent/guardian to provide proof of their current residential address and sign the membership register on their behalf.
What you can borrow
Library members can borrow up to 12 items at a time, for up to four weeks.
You must bring your library card to be able to borrow items.
All items must be returned on or before the due date. Failure to return items by the due day will result in overdue fees.
Returning items after hours
If you can't make it to the library to return items during opening hours, you can use the after-hours returns chute located outside the library's main entrance.
To open the returns chute, either scan your library card or the barcode found inside the front of the book.
Note: Items returned using the after-hours return chute are not considered 'returned' until the next business day.
Fees apply to all late items, charged at 20 cents per day/item, to a maximum $5 per item.
Overdue fees accrue from close of business on the day they were due for return.
Renewing a loan
Items can be renewed once, for an extra four weeks, provided the item is not overdue, has been requested by someone else or borrowed from another library.