What you can borrow
You may borrow an unlimited amount of physical items at a time. This includes:
- DVDs and CDs
- Edison robots
- Makey Makey kits
- STEAM Zone kits
In additions to this, members may borrow
- 15 Libby (by Overdrive) ebooks and eaudiobooks
- 8 BorrowBox ebooks
- 8 BorrowBox eaudiobooks
- Unlimited access to all other online library resources such as digital magazines, and research databases.
The following special items are for in-library use only. Not all items are available at every library.
- laptops and tablets
- tech toys (e.g. Bee Bots, Osmo kits, Dash robots)
- puzzles, games, and toys
- gaming consoles (Karama Library)
- Sewing machine, overlocker, and dressmakers dummy (Casuarina Library).
|Books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, Edison robots, Makey Makey kits||4 weeks|
|Magazines, Most Wanted, STEAM Zone Kits||2 weeks|
|Libby (by Overdrive) - ebooks, eaudiobooks and digital magazines||3 weeks|
|BorrowBox - ebooks and eaudiobooks||2 weeks|
|Laptops, tablets, Robots (Dash, Bee Bots), Osmo Kits, gaming consoles, games, toys, and puzzles||In-library use|
|English language training, and eresources||Unlimited use|
Items can be returned to any of our City of Darwin Libraries locations. All libraries have 24hr/7day return chutes located near their entrance.
You can renew your items once, provided no one else has requested the item, and they are not overdue. You can renew items online, at the Library self-serve kiosk, or over the phone.
For your convenience, City of Darwin Libraries will automatically renew item/s on their due date for two weeks, provided there are no requests for the item/s and they have not been previously renewed.
If an item cannot be automatically renewed, you will be emailed that the item/s are overdue to let you know they should be returned at your earliest convenience.
Automatic renewals do not apply to ebooks, eaudiobooks, Most Wanted or inter-library loans.
We have more than 100,000 items in our collections. Of course many of these are books, but did you know about some of our other collections?
|Newspapers||Local and interstate newspapers are made available at each Library on a daily basis.|
|Magazines||A wide range of titles from Harvard Business Review to National Geographic. Plus digital magazines available through Libby (by Overdrive)|
|For Children||Picture books, story books, and non-fiction books, along with board books, DVDs, magazines, beginner readers, audiobooks, and graphic novels. We also have a range of tech toys, robots and other gadgets to borrow.|
|Parenting||Non-fiction items, picture books, and magazines to support parents.|
|DVDs||Popular blockbuster films, TV series, through to hobby and travel guides.|
|Digital Library||A growing collection of ebooks, eaudiobooks and digital magazines available through to providers Libby (by Overdrive) and BorrowBox|
|Audiobooks||A large range of spoken word books in both fiction and non-fiction.|
|Graphic Novels||Graphic novels for adults, young adults and junior readers.|
|World Languages||A variety of items in different languages in print and digital formats.|
|Large Print||A selection of popular authors and genres in large print to assist those with limited vision.|
|Aboriginal Collection||This collection comprises print and audio-visual material on the subject of Australian Aboriginals and/or written by Aboriginal Australians, plus material in Aboriginal languages.|
|NT Collection||Each Library has a Northern Territory Collection which house non-fiction, including biographical, material relevant to the Northern Territory.|
|Online Resources||The Library online resources aims to provide reference material in electronic format that is more up-to-date than print resources and is suited to a range of ages.|