Become a member

Yarra Libraries


Membership is FREE and open to all members of the Victorian public. No matter where you live, work or study in Victoria - you can join at any Yarra library branch. If you are under 18, we require a parent or guardian to come with you on your first visit to the library.


At our branches

To become a member, you will need to fill out a membership form at any of the Yarra library branches. Adults must show proof of current address and agree to abide by the policies of Yarra Libraries. You will be required to present some form of identification showing your name and current address, such as a driver's licence, pension card or utilities bill. You will then be able to borrow immediately.



You can also join Yarra Libraries online. This will give you a temporary user number which will expire in three months.
The user number allows you to reserve books and other items by placing holds on the City of Yarra Libraries catalogue.
You will also be able to use the temporary user number to access some of our online resources: The Computer School, Bolinda eBooks and eAudiobooks, Press Display online newspapers and Freegal Music streaming and downloads.
To borrow physical items from one of our branches, you will need a permanent library card.
To receive your permanent library card, you must visit your local library and show library staff your current formal identification. You will also need to accept Yarra Libraries' membership conditions.
If under the age of 18, a parent or guardian's signature will be required.
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Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • Driver licence or learner permit
  • Other forms of official licence
  • Concession card
  • Student card with address on it
  • Health care card
  • Official rent/lease agreement
  • Electricity/water/gas/phone bills
  • Official communications from any bank or financial institution
  • Official communications from police/courts of law.

Getting a PIN number

A PIN is a four digit number that provides an extra level of security when using your library card. You are able to change your PIN at any time once you log into your account via the catalogue. If you cannot remember your PIN, please contact the library by phoning us 1300 695 427 or emailing us at


Organisational Memberships

MembershipAn Organisational Membership allows you to create a single membership card for your institution, which allows your staff to borrow in bulk and to access our online resources.

To apply for an Organisational Memberhip, simply download an application form, fill out the necessary details and bring it in to your nearest Yarra Libraries branch. More information on our Organisational Memberships page.



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Further information
1300 695 427

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