Community Members

Members of the public are welcome to join the Library for a fee of $55.00 per annum (including GST).

To join please bring photo ID and proof of current address to the Library. If you wish, you can print and complete the Member Registration form.

Year 11 and 12 students

Year 11 and 12 students from local high schools are welcome to join the Library for a fee of $27.50 per annum. A parent or guardian must sign the Member Registration form for those students who are under 18 years of age.

Corporate members

Organisations and businesses are welcome to join the Library for a fee of $300.00 per annum (including GST) for up to four borrowing cards.

To join please bring corporate ID and proof of current address to the Library.

General information

  • You may borrow 20 standard loans items for three weeks at any one time. Items will automatically renew unless a hold request is placed by another patron or your account expires.

  • Items that have a status of "High Use" can only be borrowed by JCU Staff and Students. An item automatically becomes "High Use" when it is heavily requested, and automatically drops out of "High Use" when the number of requests drops. Check the status of the book in our catalogue (One Search) to see if it is currently "High Use".

  • Materials will be automatically renewed unless requested by another borrower. Once requested, they will need to be returned by the current due date or they will incur a fine. Please keep an eye on your emails and make sure you are aware of when your current due dates are.

  • Library notices will be sent by email, including courtesy reminders of what items you have checked out, holds available for pick-up, and financial notices. The Library is not responsible for non-receipt of messages. You cannot dispute a penalty because you have not received a notice.

  • All materials must be returned in good condition on or before the due date or time indicated. Replacement charges will apply to lost or damaged materials. The Library does not accept items purchased elsewhere as replacements for lost or damaged materials. The Library does not refund monies paid for lost books later returned (you may retain the item or donate it back to the Library).

  • Material not returned or renewed when due will be subject to Library fines and penalties.

  • Copying, printing, and binding services are available (prices on request).

  • Walk-in access to the Internet and electronic resources will be provided on dedicated computers, subject to licence conditions. Please see staff.

  • Library opening hours & locations