Joining Latrobe City Libraries

Library membership is free!

Members can:

  • borrow up to 25 items including books, DVDs, CDs, talking books and magazines
  • download eBooks and e-magazines
  • borrow items from other Victorian public libraries through the SWIFT One Card system
  • access online resources such as Mango Language Learning, Kanopy and PressReader
  • use the PCs and wireless network in all libraries 
  • use the library's facilities and resources
  • join in children's holiday activities, preschool storytime and programs for adults.

How to join

You can join online (you do not need to reapply if you are already a member) or when you visit any of our libraries in Churchill, Moe, Morwell and Traralgon. You will need two forms of identification, one of which must show your name and current residential address.

  • drivers licence * health care card * billing notice * rental receipt etc.
  • If you're aged under 16, your parent or guardian must provide their ID to sponsor your membership.

Joining Online: Full Membership

To join online, go to the Online Membership Form. When you complete the form, you will receive a temporary membership number that allows you to reserve books and other items by placing holds on the Latrobe City Libraries catalogue and to access online resources like eBooks and streaming films. 

To borrow items and use the libraries online services, you will need a permanent membership card which you can receive by visiting your local library and presenting your identification and proof of address details.  Please bring your temporary user number with you. If you are under 16, you will require a parent or guardian's signature.  

Joining Online: Virtual Membership

You can join online to become a virtual member. This allows you to access many of our elibrary resources using your online membership number. With this membership, you can use ebooks and emagazines, Kanopy for streaming movies and documentaries, Hoonuit for software training and Mango Languages.

For the Children: Brighteyes and Junior Membership

Brighteyes Membership: My first library card

Latrobe City Libraries has a membership especially for children aged birth to six years. Sign up your child at your local branch. Just bring in your ID and your child will receive:

  • special membership card
  • Brighteyes calico library bag
  • bookmark
  • borrow picture books, junior fiction and non-fiction, children’s DVDs and CDs*
  • no fines on items borrowed from Latrobe City Libraries**

* Adult materials cannot be borrowed on this membership. **Fines may apply for items borrowed from other SWIFT Libraries.

Junior Membership: A whole new world in your pocket.

Latrobe City Libraries has a membership especially for young people aged from seven to 16.

  • special membership card
  • borrow junior fiction and non-fiction, graphic novels, children’s DVDs and CDs*
  • access a range of online resources like Kanopy Kids movie streaming, eBooks and eMagazines, audio books, fun learning activities, homework help and much more!
  • no fines on items borrowed from Latrobe City Libraries**

* Adult materials cannot be borrowed on this membership. **Fines may apply for items borrowed from other SWIFT Libraries.

Membership Card and Your Responsibilities

Your User ID is the number displayed on your library membership card. Key this number (without spaces) into the User ID box in the library catalogue.

You can request a PIN (personal identification number), which together with your membership barcode number, will allow you to access the library catalogue online to place holds or renew loans. 

If you are unable to remember your PIN, you can reset it online. A reset link will be sent to your email address.

We want you to enjoy your library experience. So please remember to:

  • return borrowed items on time
  • treat library items, facilities and property with care
  • treat staff and other customers politely, respectfully and courteously
  • pay any replacement costs for lost or damaged items
  • notify the library of any change to your details
  • notify the library immediately if your card is lost or stolen

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