Joining the Library

Library membership is free and open to all residents of Western Australia. If you are over 18 years of age you can register online, or visit your nearest library branch. One of our friendly staff members will help you. Once registered you can start using the library services immediately. If you are under 18 you must be registered by a parent or guardian.

From 1 July 2018, new library members will need to present 100 points of identification made up from the following:

Australia Drivers Licence 70 points
Passport 70 points
Birth Certificate 70 points
Citizenship Certificate 70 points
Working With Children Card 70 points
Healthcare Card 40 points
Tertiary Student Card 40 points
Proof of Age Card 40 points
Mortgage/Rental Documents 35 points
Rates Notice 35 points
Credit/ATM Card 30 points
Medicare Card 30 points
Utility Bill 25 points
Marriage Certificate 25 points
Different WA Library Card 25 points
International Drivers Licence 25 points
Other (max. two) 25 points

At least one of the documents MUST include the current WA address, and a signature. Original documents are to be provided and all documents must be current.

We hope these steps make it easier for members to join the library service so you can take advantage of our service and programs.

See you at one of our friendly branches soon.

Terms and Conditions

For more information, please view our Terms and Conditions of use.

People Under 18

People under 18 years of age who wish to join, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who is required to show photo ID and sign the membership register. View the Unattended Children document for more information on child supervision in the libraries.

Please note:

  • Items on loan can be renewed up to two times if the items are not overdue or reserved by another member.

  • A courtesy reminder notice will be sent when items are two weeks overdue.

  • A final notice will be sent and an administration fee charged if there is no response to the reminder notice.

  • Please refer to our Fees and Charges schedule.

Register online

 You can register online in three easy steps.