Library members can borrow up to 30 items on their card.
There are no limits on the number of items you can borrow for each individual format (i.e. books, DVDs, CDs, etc).
You can reserve an item that is already on loan to another member.
Swift Loan: Cross-library transfers and holds
Library members are able to place holds on items held by any libraries shown on our online catalogue. The loan items are transferring from Ashfield, Botany Bay, Burwood, Kogarah, and Strathfield Library services. This service is free of charge.
Ebooks and Audio books can be download for free from eLibrary 24/7.
Renewals are available for all items (except school resources), and are conditional upon no other library member requesting the book.
Item request form
Marrickville Library Service can obtain materials from other libraries within Australia through the Inter-Library loan system. Inter-Library loans can also be requested using our item request form below. Library members are also encouraged to make purchase suggestions.
Request a journal article
You can also request a journal article using our online form.
Multicultural language collection
The library has a comprehensive multicultural language collection. Titles are available in Greek, Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese.
Other languages are available through the State Library Multicultural Language Service.
Home Library Service
The library provides a Home Library Service for the elderly and people who are incapacitated and cannot make it to the library.
Events and activities
The library hold many events throughout the year for adults, youth and children.
All four libraries maintain:
Computer and internet access
Computers are available at the library for word processing and Internet access. Bookings are essential and there is a limit of one hour per person per day. You must be a member to book these computers. Bookings can be made in person or by phone.
Express Internet access is available at Marrickville Library and branches where non-members or members may use the internet for 20 minutes only.
Access to our Internet facilities are free. You must not use our internet computers for illegal, actionable or criminal purposes. You must not access explicit content or content that degrades a specific gender, ethnic or racial group. All disks must be scanned for viruses before use.
Marrickville Library provides regular basic Email/Internet introductory classes in community languages.
Children and youth services
Also available are Storytime sessions, holiday activities and an education support program.