Our FAQs are here to answer any questions you might have about the Northern Beaches Libraries. Here you'll find information about memberships, locations, library fees, programs for children and much more.
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There are six libraries on the Northern Beaches located in Belrose, Dee Why, Forestville, Manly, Mona Vale and Warringah Mall.
You can borrow up to 30 items and most items can be borrowed for three weeks. Some popular fiction titles are 10-day loans and various reference titles are 7-day loans.
Your items can be returned to any of our six branches.
Renewals can be made online, through your library app, in branch or over the phone.
Our Read Now and Back in 10 (10-day loan) items cannot be renewed. Other items can be renewed once for a three week period from the renewal date, unless the title has been requested by another borrower.
An overdue fee for a single item is calculated at 30 cents each day the item is overdue. This will accumulate until the fee reaches $10.00. You will be unable to borrow, renew or place a hold on any item until your overdue fees are reduced to less than $10.00.
Fees can be paid at any of our branches by credit card or eftpos.
If you think you may have lost an item, contact your branch as soon as possible in order to extend your loan, allowing time to find the item.
If an item can not be found, or is damaged, you will be required to pay the original cost of the item plus a $6 processing fee. Please contact your branch for further information.
You can suggest an item for our collection by completing our online form, or asking in branch.
The Justice of the Peace services in our Libraries has resumed. Check the calendar for days and times convenient to you. No bookings are required, but we encourage you to call the appropriate library to confirm a volunteer JP is available on the day you plan to visit.
All of our branches provide free Wi-Fi and computer access. Printing, copying and scanning facilities are charged as follows -
- Photocopy BW A4 - 20c per page
- Photocopy Colour A4 - $2.00 per page
- Photocopy BW A3 - 40c per page
- Photocopy Colour A3 - $3.00 per page
- Scanning - Free per scan (up to 50MB)
Our popular early literacy programs have returned. These programs are free and run during NSW school terms. Unless indicated, no bookings are required.
For more information about our early literacy programs including Baby Bounce, Rhyme Time and Story Time visit the What's On page.
Yes. There is a returns chute at every branch.
Yes. For an item that is available at any of our branches, it is free to have it transferred. Our courier travels between branches regularly Monday to Friday. If an item is out on loan or is a new item still being processed, a $2.50 fee will apply to borrow it.