Lending Policy

Loan period

Three weeks for standard loans and six weeks for interlibrary loans.

There is no limit to the number of items you may borrow.

Reservations & loan renewals

All reserves and renewals are free of charge.

Members can view their loans and renew and reserve items online by logging in to the catalogue with their email address and password.

Members without internet access can renew and reserve items when they visit the library, by phone at 03 9510 3393 or via email.


There is a return book chute next to the garage door at 39 St Edmonds Road, Prahran for after-hours returns.

Other Services

  • Photocopies and computer printouts are available for 20c per A4 and 30c per A3.
  • An excellent reference and look-up service for members – information requests are taken by phone, email, by letter or in person.
  • A professional book-covering service (members only): $6 per book. This service will protect your books and extend their life. It is also ideal for those books you intend to give as special gifts. Maximum five books at a time please.

If you would like to take advantage of all our services joining is easy and affordable.

Wanting to renew or reserve library items?

Opening Hours

Tues to Fri: 10.00am–4.00pm
Sat to Mon: Closed

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