Join our library
Our library is part of the Newcastle Libraries network, which means members have access to a larger range of resources in print and online.
Becoming a member gives you instant access to our collection of books, magazines, newspapers, movies, music, our eLibrary and much more.
How to join our library
Join online — it's free! Complete the online form and you will receive an email with your new membership number.
Join in person
Proof of identity (including name and address) is required to become a member of Port Stephens Library.
For those under 17 years old, membership (including unsupervised access to the internet) must be approved by a parent or guardian.
You will be issued with a library card to bring with you each time you want to borrow. Please notify your nearest library if your card is lost or damaged. A replacement fee is charged for new library cards.
Your card can be used at all Port Stephens Library and Newcastle Libraries branches.
Our loan periods are:
- books, CDs, DVDs, audio books — 4 weeks
- magazines — 2 weeks
- popular items — 2 weeks (no renewals)
You can borrow up to 40 items at one time with a maximum of 20 items per visit.
Items may be renewed 3 times (excluding popular items) if they have not been requested by another customer.
Self-loan stations are available at Raymond Terrace and Tomaree libraries to allow you to checkout items in 3 easy steps.