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Join the Library

Membership is free for NT residents. Come in and join today.

Join in Person

Joining the library is easy and free for NT residents. Visit the Library with your photo ID and proof of your current NT residential address. Once you've joined, you can start borrowing straight away. You can use your card at Casuarina, Darwin City, Karama and Nightcliff Libraries.

If you are under 16 years of age, your parent or guardian can sign up for you.

Join Online

1. Fill out the Online Membership Form.

Click on the button below and fill in the online form. Once you have entered your details, the library staff will process your application, and you will receive a confirmation email within three business days.

Online Membership Form

2. Receive confirmation email and set up your password.

Your confirmation email will contain your new library card number. Another email will arrive with the subject Request to manage library password. Follow the link in this email, enter your new library card number as the user name, and choose a password.

Once you have set up your password you have acces to all of our online services. You can borrow ebooks, eaudiobooks and digital magazines. You can also access our online databases and activities.

You can stop at this step if you intend to use our online services only. If you want to visit us and borrow items from the library locations, please proceed to step 3. 

3. Verify your account in person.

To collect your card and activate your full membership, please visit the customer service desk at the library you selected. Remember toi bring your current address and photo ID with you.

Identification and proof of address we accept include:

  • Northern Territory Drivers Licence with your current address, OR
  • Other photo ID (e.g. Passport, Ochre Card, Evidence of Age Card)  WITH  an additional document showing your current address (e.g. Bank Statement, Lease Agreement, Health Care Card, Utilities Bill).

Now you can start borrowing. You can also use additional online services like Click and Collect to make your library experience more convenient.

Temporary Members

Temporary membership is available to visitors to Darwin on presentation of photo ID. A refundable deposit of $50, plus a $10 administrative fee applies.

Conditions of Membership

I agree to:

  • respect the rights and security of staff and other library users
  • accept responsibility for all items borrowed on my card and to pay for replacement costs and processing fees for any items lost, stolen, or damaged
  • abide by City of Darwin Libraries' policies and conditions of use.

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