Library borrowing

All family members can have their own library card and borrow up to 15 items each, chosen from:

  • Books in a variety of languages and print sizes
  • Fiction and nonfiction books
  • Magazines
  • DVDs
  • Music CDs
  • Audiobooks
  • Graphic novels and anime
  • Picture books.

Loan limits

You can borrow library items for 28 days. A maximum of two renewals is allowed, but only if another library member hasn’t reserved the item. This can give you up to 12 weeks to enjoy your loans.


Items can be borrowed and returned to any of the Joondalup libraries. For your convenience, each library branch offers 24/7 return option.

Library items are due back at close of business on the due day. Items returned after close of business are considered overdue. It is important to return your books on time so that everyone can access the collection.


Joondalup libraries offer a predominantly free service, however, loss or damage to items or membership cards and late return of loans may incur charges.

Overdue fines

Joondalup libraries charge 25cents per item, per day for any library loans returned late. Overdue fines do not apply to eBooks or downloaded titles, however, members will not be allowed to access some digital content with over $10.00 in fines against their membership.

A library member can continue to use all library services so long as their fines or charges don’t add up to $10.00 or more.

Lost or damaged items

Accidents happen and sometimes you may be asked to pay for a lost or damaged library item. Lost items which are returned after payment will accrue an administration fee. A library member cannot borrow until charges are paid in full.

Lost membership cards

Lost membership cards can be replaced for a small fee of $6.00.

Debt collection

Please note that Joondalup libraries will employ Debt Collection services if accounts remain unpaid.