Using the library Membership Library card

Become a member of Kiama Library to enjoy a world of books, music, movies, online resources, and more.

Best of all, membership is free!

Not a Kiama Library member?

You can join at Kiama or Gerringong Library branches, or join online. 

Join online

Membership benefits

What can I borrow?

  • Junior, youth and adult fiction
  • Junior, youth and adult non-fiction
  • Large-print books
  • Music CDs
  • Audio books (including eAudio)
  • eBooks
  • DVDs
  • Magazines (including eMagazines)
  • Learn-a-language books and CDs


Borrowing limits

Members are able to borrow a total of 20 items at one time. Temporary members may borrow 6 items.

Borrowing is limited to two items on the same subject or by the same author per family.

Other borrowing limits are:

Adults:                    Children:

10 Magazines           6 Magazines

4 Jigsaws                  2 Jigsaws

10 Music CDs           5 Music CDs

10 Audio books         5 Audio books

10 DVDs                   5 DVDs

How long can I borrow items for?

Borrowing period

The borrowing period for items is 4 weeks. 

Reserve or renew

Please renew your items on or before their due date. 

Items can be renewed up to two times providing there are no reservations on them.

The easiest way to renew and reserve items is to download the library app on your mobile device.

Alternatively, log on to your account via the online catalogue and follow the prompts.

You can also phone the library on (02) 4233 1133.

After-hours returns

A return chute is located near the front entrance at Kiama Library.

Overdue items

Please return your books on time to allow others to use these resources. Overdue items may result in a temporary withdrawal of borrowing privileges until the items are returned or a replacement fee is otherwise paid.

Special services

Home Library

If you’re housebound, our Home Library service will deliver items to you for free.


If you are sight-impaired, inquire about our assistive technology and increases to borrowing limits for audio books.

Loans from other libraries

Request loans of items from other libraries throughout Australia. Fees apply. Ask at the library.

Languages other than English

Order boxes of books in community languages, free of charge.

Library e-resource training

A free service for individuals and groups, including students - ask at the library

Book clubs

For an annual fee, your book club can now access to over 60 book club kits.

Or if you're looking to get involved in a book club, ask about our library-supported book clubs, which meet monthly at the library .

Toy Library

Our Toy Library for younger children promotes development through play, with membership open to families (and grandparents, too) for an annual fee.

Programs and events

Check our What's On page to see our constantly changing program of events, including storytime sessions, school holiday activities, Makers & Creators workshops, film screenings and author talks.

IT services and other resources at the library

  • Free internet, wifi access and public computer access
  • Printing, mobile printing, photocopying and scanning services (fees apply)
  • Meeting rooms for community and commercial use
  • Local studies collection
  • Local history walking tour apps
  • Local and national newspapers
  • Online resources and encyclopedias
  • Legal information
  • Drug and health information
  • HSC resources