Library Membership

Whitsunday Regional Libraries have a fantastic range of online resources such as books, audio books, movies, magazines, tutorials and more. The best part is that you can access these resources for free if you are a library member!

If you are not currently a library member - don't worry! As of Tuesday 14 April 2020, your local library will accept electronic copies of ID for those , 18 years and older, wishing to become a library member online.

You will need to provide a copy of one (1) photo ID and one (1) document proving residence. For further information, including how to register online, please contact your local library on the following numbers:

Bowen - 4761 3670
Cannonvale - 4846 9400
Proserpine - 4945 0275

Collinsville residents should contact the Bowen library.

Please note: this is a temporary change to the process until the COVID-19 situation is resolved. 


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Whitsunday Region Resident Membership

All permanent residents of the Whitsunday Regional Council local government area who have provided suitable identification and proof of residency can join the Whitsunday Regional Libraries for free.   Resident members can borrow up to 20 items at any one time for 3 weeks except for reference material, eBooks and eAudiobooks (which have a two week loan period).

Forms of identity can be the following:

  • Rates notice with Whitsunday or Queensland address
  • Current lease agreements for a period of 6 months in the Whitsunday  or Queensland (rental agreement with date).
  • Enrolled on Federal/State electoral roll at a Queensland address (current electoral roll card).
  • Current driver's licence with a Queensland residential address.
  • For those under 18 years of age a parent/guardian can provide one of the above

Non Resident Membership

Adult visitors or temporary residents are also welcome to join the library.  This membership entitles users to a short-term 3 month membership with the ability to loan 4 items for 3 weeks with no renewals.   To join, members need to be living in the area for more than 3 weeks and are requested to provide Photo ID with home address plus proof of local address.

How do I join?

You can join the library by providing identification of one of the above and completing membership either at your local library or online.

As a parent / guardian / borrower you are responsible for:

  • All items loaned on the card including those borrowed by other users of the card
  • All items loaned by any junior or young adult member that you have given permission to join
  • Paying charges set by Council on lost & damaged items
  • Updating a change of address and advising loss of card immediately

Reservations

A maximum of five reservations per Whitsunday Region Resident membership and four reservations per Non Resident user applies.

Renewals (applies to Whitsunday Resident Membership only)

Items may be renewed over the phone or online, provided the item is not reserved by another user.

  • Bowen - 4761 3670
  • Cannonvale - 4846 9400
  • Collinsville - 4785 5366
  • Proserpine - 4945 0275

How do I renew my library book?

  1. Go to the Library Online catalogue
  2. Click on My Account
  3. You will need you library card number and password
  4. The barcode is located on the back of your card and starts with a “W”. Your default password is your date of birth for example; 200171. If you have nominated another password use this. Please check with library staff if unsure.
  5. Click on Login button
  6. Click on Loans
  7. Check the “box” next to the item that you wish to renew
  8. Then click the “Renew Loans” button
  9. A message should inform you your Renewal was successful
  10. If the process is unsuccessful contact the library staff

Reasons for unsuccessful renews may be:

  • too many renewals;
  • item is on reserve for another borrower; or
  • the item has been recalled



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