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Join the LibraryMembership to the Leichhardt Library Service, which includes Leichhardt and Balmain Libraries, is free and open to anyone.You don't need to live in the Leichhardt Council area to join the library.

Membership gives you access to both Leichhardt and Balmain libraries which are open 7 days a week, as well as our extensive online resources which are available 24/7.

Join at the Library

To join at the library please visit either Leichhardt or Balmain library and see the staff at the Information Desk. You will need one form of identification which includes your name and current address. Examples of proof of identification which we accept:

  • Driver's licence
  • NSW Government issued proof of age card
  • Health card
  • Household bill or bank statement
  • Lease Agreement

There are no forms to complete and it only takes a couple of minutes and you will receive your card and be able to borrow immediately.

If you are under 18, you will need to have your parent or guardian with you.

Join online

To join online click here and complete the online form. This will issue you with a temporary membership number. Then at your convenience visit either Leichhardt and Balmain Library to collect your card to start borrowing and using the online resources. You need to bring your proof of identification with you - as outlined above.