Terms and Conditions

Welcome to Hume Libraries! Library membership is free and open to anyone
In order to gain access to and use Hume Libraries’ collections and public computers, you will need to sign your library card, and/or the library card of the child under 18 years of age for whom you are taking responsibility. This signed card will serve as a legally enforceable document to state that you have read, understood, agree with and undertake to comply with these Membership conditions and the Conditions of Use as listed on every computer and prior to accessing the WiFi facilities
To become a library member, you are required to show appropriate identification containing name and current address (e.g. a driver licence, health care card, etc)
If you are an applicant younger than 18 years of age you must have your membership card signed by a parent or guarantor who agrees to take physical and financial responsibility for the library materials you borrow, library equipment that you use, and/or information that you access electronically (for example via the internet). The parent and/or guarantor must also show appropriate identification, as stated above
Children in any Hume Libraries’ facility, who are under twelve (12) years of age, must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible person. Parents/carers are responsible for a child’s welfare as well as monitoring and regulating their behaviour. Library staff may refer to appropriate authorities those children who are left unattended in the library
In order to borrow library materials, the membership card or digital barcode via Hume Libraries app must be produced
In order to access the internet and library computers, the membership card or digital barcode via Hume Libraries app must be produced
Hume Libraries must be notified immediately if a membership card is lost or stolen
Lost, stolen or damaged membership cards will attract a replacement charge
Hume Libraries needs to be informed as soon as possible if you change your name, address and/or contact details. Appropriate identification with your changed name and/or address will be required
Any number of items can be borrowed from and returned to any library within the Hume municipality. However, some restrictions may apply for some materials
Items can be returned 24/7 through the return chutes located at the Broadmeadows Library, the Craigieburn Library, the Sunbury Library and the Tullamarine Library
The usual loan period is three (3) weeks for all items
Items can be renewed twice provided they are not reserved by others
Reservations can be made for items for loan in the library catalogue. Fees apply to reservations filled by other library services (an ‘interlibrary loan’). Customers will be notified when requested items are available
The replacement charge for a lost or damaged item is the original cost of the item
Borrowing privileges will be suspended as soon as combined charges exceed $50 on any card
Any breach in these conditions may result in immediate withdrawal of membership privileges.