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Salisbury council – Library

6 Mar 2013 iProperty Network 0 Comment

One Card Network


To provide the entire South Australian community with access to the holdings, online resources and digitised items of all public libraries, utilising a single borrower card.


Led by the Libraries Board, and through a Memorandum of Agreement between State and Local Government, public libraries have always worked as a collaborative network, sharing local resources for the benefit of all South Australians.

In 2010 the Libraries Board developed a business case to establish a single Library Management System for all South Australian public libraries that would improve services for the public library users and leverage lower operating costs through consortia purchasing. The business case was subsequently endorsed by the Local Government State Executive and the Minister Assisting the Premier in the Arts.


What this means to the patrons of the Salisbury Library Service

The Salisbury Library Service will be one of the first libraries in South Australia to join the new SA public library ‘One Card Network’.

The ‘One Card Network’ is connecting more than 130 public libraries across SA and will enable the Salisbury Library Service patrons to borrow and return items wherever they are with their current library card.

The new service will also give patrons 24/7 access to an online catalogue where millions of books, DVDs, CDs and magazines can be looked up and reserved with a click, either from home or in the library.

When items become available, they will be delivered to the Salisbury Library Service for collection or other libraries that patrons nominate.

Social media (e.g. Facebook), online databases, e-resources and the digital holdings of SA’s public libraries are also planned to be integrated into the new statewide online catalogue.

Using the Library

The Salisbury Libraries offer a wealth of resources, programs and events and are great places for people of all ages and nationalities to visit.


Membership is free and adults can apply for library membership for themselves or their children by completing an application at any of the Salisbury Libraries and providing identification that includes their name, current address and signature. Additionally, when joining children under 18, proof of guardianship is also required.

To become a member, people must also agree to:

For more information

For more information on getting the most out of the library services available to you as a resident of Salisbury Council, you can:


The Salisbury Libraries offer a vast collection in a range of formats that are free for library members to borrow.

In order to borrow items from the library, a member is required to present their library card to staff, or to access the shelf check machines. The library will only restrict borrowing according to Australian Government classifications.

Membership is free when you provide proof of your name, residential address and signature. Additionally when joining children under 18, proof of guardianship is also required.

Loan limits apply and loan limits vary depending on the resource being borrowed. For more information, download an Adobe PDF copy of the Library Services Brochure (506 kB).

To view this and other PDF documents, you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can download this free program from the Adobe web site.

Reserving items

Items at other branches or on loan can be reserved for members and collected from their library branch of choice. Reservations can be placed online via the library catalogue (login to My Account) or by staff on behalf of members.

Members will be notified when items are available for collection.



Renewing loans

To extend the borrowing time on an item and to avoid incurring a late fee of $2.00, items can be renewed either online via the library catalogue before they are due (login to My Account) or by staff on behalf of members.

Items can’t be renewed if other members have reserved them or if you have received a late notice and already incurred a $2.00 late fee.



Late fees

A $2.00 late fee will be incurred when items become unreasonably overdue. This fee is applied each time a late notice is generated.

To avoid late fees, the library encourages members to renew items before they are due, and to keep track of what they have borrowed.

Members can do this either online via the library catalogue (login to My Account) or by referring to the printout received at the time of borrowing. The print out details all items taken during that transaction.



Returning loans

Items can be returned to any of the Salisbury Libraries with the exception of toys, games, sports equipment and Playaways which must be returned to the library from which they were borrowed.

Items can be placed in the return chutes located adjacent each reception area, or in one of the after hours chutes located at the Len Beadell and Mawson Lakes Libraries. A library card is required to access these chutes.

An additional after hours returns facility is available in the Ingle Farm Recreation Centre during access hours only and does not require a library card to access.


The Salisbury Libraries offer a range of materials for loan.


Items Limits Loan period
Books, audio books, literacy material, language kits and jigsaws 50 items 4 weeks
Magazines 50 items 2 weeks
(pre-loaded digital audio books)
1 item 4 weeks
Blu-ray discs (held at Salisbury West Library) 2 items 3 days
Compact discs 12 items 2 weeks
CD ROMs 12 items 2 weeks
DVD (new titles) 8 items 3 days
DVD (except new titles) 8 items 2 weeks
*Games (held at Mawson Lakes Library) 4 items 2 weeks
*Toys (held at Para Hills Library) 4 items 2 weeks
*Family Reading Centre Toys
(held at Len Beadell, Ingle Farm and
Salisbury West libraries)
2 items 2 weeks
*Sports equipment
(held at Ingle Farm, Salisbury West
and Mawson Lakes libraries)
4 sets 2 weeks
*Book titles in high demand are restricted to a 14 day loan period
*Games to be borrowed from and returned to the Mawson Lakes Library
*Playaways to be borrowed from and returned to the lending library
*Toys to be borrowed from and returned to Para Hills Library
*Toys (Family Reading Centres) to be borrowed from and returned to the lending library
*Sports equipment to be borrowed from and returned to the lending library. Please note the availability of sports equipment may vary between libraries and differ from season to season.

Library Branch Hours and Locations

Email the library: library@salisbury.sa.gov.au

Beovich Road
T: 08 8265 4717 F: 08 8396 4254
Beovich Road, Ingle Farm. Map, phone and fax numbers and operating hours. Open 7 days.
55 John Street
T: 08 8406 8283 or 08 8406 8284 F: 08 8250 1175
55 John Street, Salisbury. Family and Local History resources. Map, phone and fax numbers and operating hours. Open 7 days.
2-8 Main Street
T: 08 8302 5555 F: 08 8302 5510
Mawson Centre, 2-8 Main Street, Mawson Lakes. Map, phone and fax numbers and operating hours. Open 7 days.
Wilkinson Road
T: 08 8264 2512 F: 08 8396 4251
Para Hills Centre, Wilkinson Road, Para Hills Map, phone and fax numbers and operating hours. Closed Sundays.
lady reading in the library
Hollywood Boulevard
T: 08 8258 2788 F: 08 8258 5669
Hollywood Boulevard, Salisbury Downs. Map, phone and fax numbers and operating hours. Closed Sundays.

Community Information

The City of Salisbury’s Community Information Service operates from the Len Beadell Library and is a free community information and referreal service for both residents and visitors.

The service can provide information on clubs, groups, schools, support services, recreation and programs that are operating within Salisbury. To access the Community Information Service please phone 8406 8533.

Meeting Rooms for Hire

A meeting room is available for hire at the Para Hills Library.

Para Hills Library

The Eric Goodall Rooms offer space for up to 14 people to meet (conference style) or 30 people (theatre style).

Fees for Community/Charitable groups

Fees for Corporate/Commercial groups

For more information or to make a booking, call 08 8264 2512 or send a fax to 08 8396 4251.

Computers and Internet Access

Library Computers

Members and visitors can access library computers for internet access and word processing for 55 minutes per day. Black and white and/or colour printing is available at a cost at all library branches.

Internet access

For under 18s

Internet content in the libraries is unfiltered and library staff do not supervise children in its use.

Children under the age of 18 are required to have authorisation from their parent/guardian before access is granted to use internet services.

By granting permission for their children to use the internet, library members are agreeing to take responsibility as guarantor for their children accessing illegal or inappropriate sites on the Internet, or any breaches of copyright from electronic sources.

Wireless Internet

Members with wi-fi enabled laptops can register and login to the secure wireless network at any library. Download limits apply.

Safety on the Net

Learn more about Safety on the Net by clicking here.

Training and Support

Internet and webmail training sessions are available in all libraries. Training is free and bookings are essential.

PC Support Group

If you’re interested in talking to people about your PC and software questions, a PC Support Group meets at the Len Beadell Library on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month between 10am and 12 noon.

For more information on the PC support group, call 08 8406 8466.


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