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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
(held at Ingle Farm, Salisbury West
and Mawson Lakes libraries)
|4 sets||2 weeks|
Email the library: email@example.com
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.
A meeting room is available for hire at the 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.
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 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.
Members with wi-fi enabled laptops can register and login to the secure wireless network at any library. Download limits apply.
Learn more about Safety on the Net by clicking here.
Internet and webmail training sessions are available in all libraries. Training is free and bookings are essential.
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.