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Become a Library member online

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Complete the online form and you will receive an email with your new membership number. Becoming a member gives you instant access to Newcastle and Port Stephens online collection of books, magazines, newspapers, movies, music and much more.

Library app

Stay connected with your library account with the Newcastle Libraries app. As Port Stephens Library is part of a co-operative agreement with Newcastle Libraries, this gives borrowers access to a wide range of services on your mobile phone. You can renew your items, view your digital loans, search the catalogue, place holds, interact with our eLibrary and more.

Download the Android app http://bit.ly/LibraryAndroid or the iOS (Apple) app http://bit.ly/LibraryiOS.

Loan periods - update 20 March 2020

Loan periods on all Port Stephens and Newcastle Library items have been extended to 8 weeks until further notice. This includes items already on loan as well as new loans.

Items may be renewed 3 times if they have not been requested by another customer. Items that are not returned by their due date will attract an overdue fee. No overdue fees are charged for items borrowed by children on their own cards.

Self service

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology works through the wireless use of electromagnetic fields which transfer data for the purpose of automatically identifying and tracking tags attached to objects. RFID tags have been attached to every item in the Newcastle Region library collection. This technology provides library patrons with a simple, convenient and quick system of checking out their own loans.

You can now borrow items in three easy steps using the self-check kiosks located at Raymond Terrace and Tomaree Library.
  1. Scan your membership card on the pad.
  2. Place up to 5 items on the pad, then select borrow items.
  3. Select exit and take your receipt.

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