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Get a Library card

With a Library card you can request books and other collection material, access eresources and book a study room, and it's free to join.

Sign up for a Library card

Library cards are free of charge. You can sign up for a Library card online or when you’re at the Library. 

With a Library card you can:

  • use most of the Library’s collections
  • access eresources in the Library
  • use most of the eresources including ebooks from anywhere (NSW residents only)
  • request books from other libraries
  • print and photocopy
  • use Library computers
  • book a study room.

You can collect your card from the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room or the Special Collections area. You will need to show identification that has your current address.

If you live in NSW we can post your card out to you. You should receive it within 10 working days.

Sign up for a Library card now

Need to use special collections material?

You will need a Special Collections card to request and use original material and rare printed material such as manuscripts, maps and pictures.

Visit the Library to get a Special Collections card. You will need to show two forms of identification that have your:

  • current address
  • photo
  • signature.

You need to be over 18 years of age to get a Special Collections card. Find out more about using the Library’s special collections.

SL Public membership

You can use most of the Library’s eresources including ebooks from anywhere, anytime with a registered NSW public library card.

Register your public library card to get instant access to the Library's eresources.

You will need to sign up for a State Library of NSW Library card to request and use other collection material and services.

Contact your public library for more information.

Register your public library card

Update or renew your Library card

Login to your account via the catalogue to update your email, phone number and password.

Ask a Librarian to renew your card or to update your address.