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Membership & borrowing

Anyone who resides in South Australia is welcome to join the library. Becoming a library member is free and available to people of all ages.

How do I Join the Library?

To join, visit any Marion Library branch and speak to a member of staff. You will need to:

  • Show personal identification with your photo & current address
  • Bring along a parent or guardian if you are under 18 years of age.
  • Agree to the Library's Conditions of Use Policy.

If you are visiting South Australia and would like to use our services during your travels, bring in some photo identification and we can provide you with a temporary membership.

Digital Membership

Just interested in accessing our online materials? Digital memberships are also available.

Digital Memberships are free and provide access to eBook and eAudiobook collections, online magazines, newspapers, movie streaming, online training a many other exciting resources. To find out about these resources and how to access them, visit our Online Resources and Collections pages.

You can upgrade your digital membership to a full library membership anytime.

Become a digital member here

Accessing Your Account

You can place items on reserve, renew your loans or check your personal information by logging into your online library account.

To access your account:

  • Visit the Library catalogue and select - My Account/Renew Items
  • Enter your Library card number as your username
  • Enter your password, which is likely to be your date of birth in eight digit format - DDMMYYYY

Please contact the Library if you require any assistance.

  • Phone: 83756785
  • Email:
Libraries SA app

The Libraries SA app, available on both Android and Apple devices, is free to download and allows you to access the Libraries of South Australia on your mobile phone or tablet.

The app allows you to:

  • Use your phone as a library card
  • Search the catalogue and reserve items
  • View your borrowing account and renew your loans
  • Scan any book, DVD or CD barcode to see if it is available our libraries
  • Find your closest library
  • Find out about library programs and events
  • Reserve a PC
  • Link to online resources and access eBooks, eAudiobooks, online magazines and movie streaming

The Libraries SA app can be downloaded through both the Apple and Google Play app stores. To login to the Libby app, select sign in from the menu and then enter your library card and pin number.

If you have any questions please contact the library - 8375 6785.


The Marion Library Service is part of the One Card Network. Marion Library members can borrow and return items to any public library in South Australia.


Members can borrow up to 100 items at a time, and a loan limit of 20 items applies to DVDs, Blu-Rays, CDs & Audiobooks.

The standard loan period for library items is 4 weeks, with the following exceptions:

  • New or high-demand items (2 weeks or 10 days for books, and 1 week for audio-visual items)
  • eBooks and eAudiobooks (3 weeks)
  • Magazines (2 weeks)
  • DVDs, Blu-Rays & music CDs (2 weeks)
Returns & Auto-Renewals

City of Marion Libraries have 24-hour returns chutes located outside each of our three branches for your convenience.

Your items will be automatically renewed (up to two times) 3 days prior to the due date unless the item has been requested by another borrower. An email will be sent to your registered email address to advise of the new due date.

You can log in to the library catalogue or use the Libraries SA App to confirm due dates.

Reserve an Item

If the item you are looking for is currently on loan to another borrower, or is only available at a different library in the South Australian Public Library Network, you can reserve a copy, by placing a 'Hold' on the item using the Place Hold button found on the item's display window in the library catalogue.

When the item arrives at your local library, you will be notified by either email, SMS or letter, that your hold is available for collection. Once it arrives, you will have 10 days to pick up your item.

You can place a maximum of 30 holds on your card at one time.

Reservations can be placed on items held by Australian libraries outside of the South Australian Public Library Network, however a fee will likely apply. Please contact us for further information about this service.

  • Phone: 8375 6785
  • Email:

Toy Libraries

Toy Libraries are located at the Cove Civic Centre and Park Holme Library. They offer a wide range of high-quality, fun, and educational toys, games and puzzles.


All toys may be borrowed for a 2 week period. Toy loans may be extended up to 2 times.

Membership privileges and annual fees:

  • Individual - 2 toys for 2 weeks - $20.00/year
  • Individual, concession - 2 toys for 2 weeks - $13.00/year
  • Family - 6 toys for 2 weeks - $30.00/year
  • Family, concession - 6 toys for 2 weeks - $22.00/year

To join, come along to either our Cove Civic Centre Library or Park Holme Library and:

  • Show personal identification with your current address.
  • Bring in a parent or guardian if you are under 18 years of age.
  • Agree to comply with library conditions of use.

The Library also offers organisational memberships which are ideal for childcare and playgroups. Please get in touch to find out more.

  • Phone: 8375 6755
  • Email:

Toy Library members may borrow up to two toys at a time.

The loan period for toys is 2 weeks and loans can be extended twice.

Toy library items must be returned to the library from which they were borrowed. Click here for a complete list of items.

Gift Card

Give the gift of fun! Toy library gift cards are now available at Marion Libraries. Cards are redeemable for a one year toy library membership and are available to purchase from any Marion Library branch. For membership options, see Membership information above.

Book Club in a Bag

Book clubs offer book lovers a fantastic way to meet new people, deepen your love of reading and discover new perspectives.


Book Club sets include eight books and may be borrowed for up to six weeks. Sets may not be be renewed.

Membership fees and privileges:

  • allows exclusive access to hundreds of book club sets at any of our three branches
  • includes invitations to special events
  • allows participation in selection of new Book Club titles

To join, nominate a coordinator. Please note this person will be liable for any losses or damages. The coordinator should attend any of our Marion library branches to apply for a membership card by:

  • Showing personal identification with your current address.
  • Agreeing to comply with library conditions of use.

Book Club in a Bag members, using the Book Club membership card, may select and borrow any book club set, including the bag and all eight books.

The loan period is for six weeks. When your club is ready to return the bag, all eight items must be returned along with the bag.

Book Club in a Bag sets may not be reserved.